by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.3.46; 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:

तत्र प्रतिबिम्बः —
अश्रमाभीष्ट-निर्वाही रति-लक्षण-लक्षितः ।
भोगापवर्ग-सौख्यांश-व्यञ्जकः प्रतिबिम्बकः ॥१.३.४६॥

tatra pratibimbaḥ —
aśramābhīṣṭa-nirvāhī rati-lakṣaṇa-lakṣitaḥ |
bhogāpavarga-saukhyāṃśa-vyañjakaḥ pratibimbakaḥ

English translation

Pratibimba or reflection is described as follows: When there are apparent qualities of rati accompanied by desires for enjoyment or liberation, it is called pratibimba(reflected) ratyābhāsa. This pratibimba ratyābhāsa awards the goals of enjoyment and liberation to those persons without their having to exert effort.”

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