by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words
The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.98; 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:
२ - श्री-कृष्ण-दीक्षादि-शिक्षणं, यथा तत्रैव(११.३.२२) —
तत्र भागवतान् धर्मान् शिक्षेद् गुर्व्-आत्म-दैवतः ।
अमाययानुवृत्त्या यैस् तुष्येद् आत्मात्म-दो हरिः ॥१.२.९८॥
Acquiring knowledge after initiation, from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 11.3.22:
“Accepting the bona fide spiritual master as one's life and soul and worshipable deity, the disciple should learn from him the process of pure devotional service. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, the soul of all souls, is inclined to give Himself to His pure devotees. Therefore, the disciple should learn from the spiritual master to serve the Lord without duplicity and in such a faithful and favorable way that the Supreme Lord, being satisfied, will offer Himself to the faithful disciple.”