by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.250; 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:

यथा तत्रैव (११.२०.३१) —
तस्मान् मद्-भक्ति-युक्तस्य योगिनो वै मद्-आत्मनः ।
न ज्ञानं न च वैराग्यं प्रायः श्रेयो भवेद् इह ॥१.२.२५०॥

yathā tatraiva (11.20.31) —
tasmān mad-bhakti-yuktasya yogino vai mad-ātmanaḥ |
na jñānaṃ na ca vairāgyaṃ prāyaḥ śreyo bhaved iha

English translation

In the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam [11.20.31], it is also said:
“Therefore, for a devotee engaged in My loving service, with mind fixed on Me, the cultivation of knowledge and renunciation is generally not the means of achieving the highest perfection within this world.”

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