by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.8; 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:

पाद्मे च —
स्मर्तव्यः सततं विष्णुर् विस्मर्तव्यो न जातुचित् ।
सर्वे विधि-निषेधाः स्युर् एतयोर् एव किङ्कराः ॥१.२.८॥

pādme ca —
smartavyaḥ satataṃ viṣṇur vismartavyo na jātucit |
sarve vidhi-niṣedhāḥ syur etayor eva kiṅkarāḥ

English translation

In the Padma Purāṇa it is said:
“One should always remember Viṣṇu and never forget Him. All injunctions and prohibitions are based upon these two principles.”

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