by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words
The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.1.8; a medieval era Sanskrit book, written by Rupa Goswami (fl. 15th century) which represents a devotional (bhakti) masterpiece. In this work Goswami describes the nature and different forms of pure love (rasa) as well as various other topics on Vaishnavism and devotion.
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English translation:
तत्र पूर्वे विभागे’स्मिन् भक्ति-भेद-निरूपके ।
अनुक्रमेण वक्तव्यं लहरीणां चतुष्टयम् ॥१.१.८॥
tatra pūrve vibhāge’smin bhakti-bheda-nirūpake |
anukrameṇa vaktavyaṃ laharīṇāṃ catuṣṭayam ||1.1.8||
“The Eastern Ocean defines the different types of bhakti. This will be discussed in four successive waves (chapters).”