Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.3.2; 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:

तथा हि तन्त्रे —
प्रेम्णस् तु प्रथमावस्था भाव इत्य् अभिधीयते ।
सात्त्विकाः स्वल्प-मात्राः स्युर् अत्राश्रु-पुलकादयः ॥१.३.२॥

tathā hi tantre —
premṇas tu prathamāvasthā bhāva ity abhidhīyate |
sāttvikāḥ svalpa-mātrāḥ syur atrāśru-pulakādayaḥ
||1.3.2||

English translation

In a Tantra it is said:
“The preliminary stage of prema is called bhāva. There are a few sāttvika-bhāvas such as tears in the eyes and hairs standing on end.”

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