Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.1.10; 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:

भक्ति-निर्धूत-दोषाणां प्रसन्नोज्ज्वल-चेतसाम् ।
श्री-भागवत-रक्तानां रसिकासङ्ग-रङ्गिणाम् ॥२.१.७॥
जीवनी-भूत-गोविन्द-पाद-भक्ति-सुख-श्रियाम् ।
प्रेमान्तरङ्ग-भूतानि कृत्यान्य् एवानुतिष्ठताम् ॥२.१.८॥
भक्तानां हृदि राजन्ती संस्कार-युगलोज्ज्वला ।
रतिर् आनन्द-रूपैव नीयमाना तु रस्यताम् ॥२.१.९॥
कृष्णादिभिर् विभावाद्यैर् गतैर् अनुभवाध्वनि ।
प्रौढानन्द-चमत्कार-काष्ठाम् आपद्यते पराम् ॥२.१.१०॥

bhakti-nirdhūta-doṣāṇāṃ prasannojjvala-cetasām |
śrī-bhāgavata-raktānāṃ rasikāsaṅga-raṅgiṇām
||2.1.7||
jīvanī-bhūta-govinda-pāda-bhakti-sukha-śriyām |
premāntaraṅga-bhūtāni kṛtyāny evānutiṣṭhatām
||2.1.8||
bhaktānāṃ hṛdi rājantī saṃskāra-yugalojjvalā |
ratir ānanda-rūpaiva nīyamānā tu rasyatām
||2.1.9||
kṛṣṇādibhir vibhāvādyair gatair anubhavādhvani |
prauḍhānanda-camatkāra-kāṣṭhām āpadyate parām
||2.1.10||

English translation

Rati, which is the very form of ānanda, appears in the hearts of devotees who have been purified of all faults by bhakti, whose hearts have become joyful (hlādinī), and bright (samvit), who have developed great relish for the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and for the association of others who have taste for

Kṛṣṇa, whose life and soul become the profound happiness of devotion at the feet of Govinda, and who have become absorbed in actions such as kīrtana, imbued with the Lord’s mercy. This rati, strengthened by past- and present- life impressions of bhakti, then attains a state of relish by realizing vibhāva, anubhāva, sāttvika-bhāva and vyabhicārī-bhāva in relation to Kṛṣṇa, and finally attains the highest, astonishing peak of profound bliss.”

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