by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.36; 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:

तत्रैव शक्रोक्तौ (७.८.४२) —
प्रत्यानीताः परम भवता त्रायता नः स्व-भागा
दैत्याक्रान्तं हृदय-कमलं तद्-गृहं प्रत्यबोधि ।
काल-ग्रस्तं कियद् इदम् अहो नाथ शुश्रूषतां ते
मुक्तिस् तेषां न हि बहुमता नारसिंहापरैः किम् ॥१.२.३६॥

tatraiva śakroktau (7.8.42) —
pratyānītāḥ parama bhavatā trāyatā naḥ sva-bhāgā
daityākrāntaṃ hṛdaya-kamalaṃ tad-gṛhaṃ pratyabodhi |
kāla-grastaṃ kiyad idam aho nātha śuśrūṣatāṃ te
muktis teṣāṃ na hi bahumatā nārasiṃhāparaiḥ kim

English translation

Indra also speaks in the Seventh Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam [7.8.42]:
“O Supreme Lord, You are our deliverer and protector. Our shares of sacrifices, which are actually Yours, have been recovered from the demon by You. Because the demoniac king Hiraṇyakaśipu was most fearsome, our hearts, which are Your permanent abode, were all overtaken by him. Now, by Your presence, the gloom and darkness in our hearts have been dissipated. O Lord, for those who always engage in Your service, which is more exalted than liberation, all material opulence is insignificant. They do not even care for liberation, not to speak of the benefits of kāma, artha and dharma.”

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