by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words
The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.1.298; 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.
tathā hi pādmottara-khaṇḍe —
yathā saumitri-bharatau yathā saṅkarṣaṇādayaḥ |
tathā tenaiva jāyante nija-lokād yadṛcchayā ||2.1.297||
punas tenaiva gacchanti tat-padaṃ śāśvataṃ param |
na karma-bandhanaṃ janma vaiṣṇavānāṃ ca vidyate ||2.1.298||
“Just as Lakṣmaṇa, Bharata and Saṅkarṣana take birth with the Lord, the Yādava cowherd people, descending from their spiritual planet by the Lord’s will, take birth with the appearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa, and then return to His eternal dhāma along with Him. The birth of these devotees is not caused by bondage to karma.”