Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.37; 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:

अष्टमे श्री-गजेन्द्रोक्तौ (८.३.२०) —
एकान्तिनो यस्य न कञ्चनार्थं
वाञ्छन्ति ये वै भगवत्-प्रपन्नाः ।
अत्य्-अद्भुतं तच्-चरितं सुमङ्गलं
गायन्त आनन्द-समुद्र-मग्नाः ॥१.२.३७॥

aṣṭame śrī-gajendroktau (8.3.20) —
ekāntino yasya na kañcanārthaṃ
vāñchanti ye vai bhagavat-prapannāḥ |
aty-adbhutaṃ tac-caritaṃ sumaṅgalaṃ
gāyanta ānanda-samudra-magnāḥ
||1.2.37||

English translation

In the Eighth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam [8.3.20], Gajendra speaks:
“Unalloyed devotees, who have no desire other than to serve the Lord, worship Him in full surrender and always hear and chant about His activities, which are most wonderful and auspicious. Thus they always merge in an ocean of transcendental bliss.”

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