Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.163 ; 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:

अथ माल्य-सौरभ्यं, यथा तन्त्रे —
प्रविष्टे नासिका-रन्ध्रे हरेर् निर्माल्य-सौरभे ।
सद्यो विलयम् आयाति पाप-पञ्जर-बन्धनम् ॥१.२.१६३ ॥

atha mālya-saurabhyaṃ, yathā tantre —
praviṣṭe nāsikā-randhre harer nirmālya-saurabhe |
sadyo vilayam āyāti pāpa-pañjara-bandhanam
||1.2.163 ||

English translation

Smelling the garlands offered to the Lord, from a tantra:
“When the fragrance of the garlands of the Lord enters the nostrils, immediately the bondage created by piles of sins is destroyed.”

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