Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.3.5; 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:

आविर्भूय मनो-वृत्तौ व्रजन्ति तत्-स्वरूपतां ।
स्वयं-प्रकाश-रूपापि भासमाना प्राकाश्यवत् ॥१.३.४॥
वस्तुतः स्वयम् आस्वाद-स्वरूपैव रतिस् त्व् असौ ।
कृष्णादि-कर्मकास्वाद-हेतुत्वं प्रतिपद्यते ॥१.३.५॥

āvirbhūya mano-vṛttau vrajanti tat-svarūpatāṃ |
svayaṃ-prakāśa-rūpāpi bhāsamānā prākāśyavat ||1.3.4||
vastutaḥ svayam āsvāda-svarūpaiva ratis tv asau |
kṛṣṇādi-karmakāsvāda-hetutvaṃ pratipadyate
||1.3.5||

English translation

“Appearing in the mental functions, bhāva becomes the mental state itself. Though bhāva is self-revealing, it appears to become manifest by the mind. Though in its essential nature it is taste itself, it also acts as a cause of tasting the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa, His associates, His form and His qualities.”

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