by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words
The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.269 ; 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:
शास्त्रोक्तया प्रबलया तत्-तन्-मर्यादयान्विता ।
वैधि भक्तिर् इयं कैश्चन् मर्यादा-मार्ग उच्यते ॥१.२.२६९ ॥
śāstroktayā prabalayā tat-tan-maryādayānvitā |
vaidhi bhaktir iyaṃ kaiścan maryādā-mārga ucyate ||1.2.269 ||
“Some people call vaidhī-bhakti the path of rules (maryādā-mārga) since it is bound by strong limitation of the rules mentioned in the scriptures.”