Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.62; 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:

काशी-खण्डे च तथा —
अन्त्यजा अपि तद्-राष्ट्रे शङ्ख-चक्राङ्क-धारिणः ।
सम्प्राप्य वैष्णवीं दीक्षां दीक्षिता इव सम्बभुः ॥१.२.६२॥

kāśī-khaṇḍe ca tathā —
antyajā api tad-rāṣṭre śaṅkha-cakrāṅka-dhāriṇaḥ |
samprāpya vaiṣṇavīṃ dīkṣāṃ dīkṣitā iva sambabhuḥ
||1.2.62||

English translation

In the Kāśī-khaṇḍa [of Śrī Mahābhārata] it is said:
“In that country the outcastes, receiving Vaiṣṇava initiation, wearing the marks of the conch and disc, shine like sacrificial priests.”

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