Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.2.1; 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:

अनुभावास् तु चित्त-स्थ-भावानाम् अवबोधकाः ।
ते बहिर् विक्रिया प्रायाः प्रोक्ता उद्भास्वराख्यया ॥२.२.१॥

anubhāvās tu citta-stha-bhāvānām avabodhakāḥ |
te bahir vikriyā prāyāḥ proktā udbhāsvarākhyayā ||2.2.1||

English translation

Anubhāva refers to those things that express the bhāva within the heart. They are predominantly external transformations, thus they are called udbhāsvara (shining on the body).”

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