by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.35; 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:

सप्तमे प्रह्लादोक्तौ (७.६.२५) —
तुष्टे च तत्र किम् अलभ्यम् अनन्त आद्ये
किं तैर् गुण-व्यतिकराद् इह ये स्व-सिद्धाः ।
धर्मादयः किम् अगुणेन च काङ्क्षितेन
सारं जुषां चरणयोर् उपगायतां नः ॥१.२.३५॥

saptame prahlādoktau (7.6.25) —
tuṣṭe ca tatra kim alabhyam ananta ādye
kiṃ tair guṇa-vyatikarād iha ye sva-siddhāḥ |
dharmādayaḥ kim aguṇena ca kāṅkṣitena
sāraṃ juṣāṃ caraṇayor upagāyatāṃ naḥ

English translation

Prahlāda speaks in the Seventh Canto [of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, 7.6.25]:
“Nothing is unobtainable for devotees who have satisfied the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the cause of all causes, the original source of everything. The Lord is the reservoir of unlimited spiritual qualities. For devotees, therefore, who are transcendental to the modes of material nature, what is the use of following the principles of religion, economic development, sense gratification and liberation, which are all automatically obtainable under the influence of the modes of nature? We devotees always glorify the lotus feet of the Lord, and therefore we need not ask for anything in terms of dharma, kāma, artha and mokṣa.”

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