by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words
The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.60; 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:
किं च ।
शास्त्रतः श्रूयते भक्तौ नृ-मात्रस्याधिकारिता ।
सर्वाधिकारितां माघ-स्नानस्य ब्रुवता यतः।
दृष्तान्तिता वशिष्ठेन हरि-भक्तिर् नृपं प्रति ॥१.२.६०॥
“Furthermore, the following should be understood: The scriptures say that any human being is qualified to take a bath during the month of Māgha. Vaśiṣṭha has given that example concerning devotion to the Lord while speaking to the King.”