Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.102; 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:

भक्तिर् ऐकान्तिकी वेयम् अविचारात् प्रतीयते ।
वस्तुतस् तु तथा नैव यद् अशास्त्रीयतेक्ष्यते ॥१.२.१०२॥

bhaktir aikāntikī veyam avicārāt pratīyate |
vastutas tu tathā naiva yad aśāstrīyatekṣyate ||1.2.102||

English translation

“This type of bhakti appears to be pure only because of misjudging the facts. Actually, it is not aikāntiki(undiverted) bhakti at all, because lack of scriptural obedience is seen in it.”

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