Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.100; 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:

४ - साधु-वर्त्मानुवर्तनम्, यथा स्कान्दे—
स मृग्यः श्रेयसां हेतुः पन्थाः सन्ताप-वर्जितः ।
अन्वाप्त-श्रमं पूर्वे येन सन्तः प्रतस्थिरे ॥१.२.१००॥

4 - sādhu-vartmānuvartanam, yathā skānde—
sa mṛgyaḥ śreyasāṃ hetuḥ panthāḥ santāpa-varjitaḥ |
anvāpta-śramaṃ pūrve yena santaḥ pratasthire
||1.2.100||

English translation

Following the scriptural rules, from the Skanda Purāṇa:
“One should follow the scriptural rules which give the highest benefit and are devoid of hardship, by which the previous devotees easily progressed.”

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