Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.1.254; 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:

यथा —
स्वर्ग-ध्वंसं विधित्सुर् व्रज-भुवि कदनं सुष्ठु वीक्ष्यातिवृष्ट्या
नीचान् आलोच्य पश्चान् नमुचि-रिपु-मुखानूढ-कारुण्य-वीचिः ।
अप्रेक्ष्य स्वेन तुल्यं कम् अपि निज-रुषाम् अत्र पर्याप्ति-पात्रं
बन्धून् आनन्दयिष्यन्न् उदहरतु हरिः सत्य-सन्धो महाद्रिम् ॥२.१.२५४॥

yathā —
svarga-dhvaṃsaṃ vidhitsur vraja-bhuvi kadanaṃ suṣṭhu vīkṣyātivṛṣṭyā
nīcān ālocya paścān namuci-ripu-mukhānūḍha-kāruṇya-vīciḥ |
aprekṣya svena tulyaṃ kam api nija-ruṣām atra paryāpti-pātraṃ
bandhūn ānandayiṣyann udaharatu hariḥ satya-sandho mahādrim
||2.1.254||

English translation

An example:
“Seeing the pain caused by Indra’s rain in Vraja, Kṛṣṇa desired to destroy svarga; but then, considering Indra and the devatās to be inferior, a wave of compassion arose within Him. Seeing no one equal to Himself as a suitable object of anger, He who is firm in truth then lifted Govardhana, with the desire of giving bliss to His friends.”

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