by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.3.48; 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 विषादाद्, यथा —
श्वेतीकृताखिल-जनं विरहेण तवाधुना ।
गोकुलं कृष्ण देवर्षेः श्वेतद्वीप-भ्रमं दधे ॥२.३.४८॥

tatra viṣādād, yathā —
śvetīkṛtākhila-janaṃ viraheṇa tavādhunā |
gokulaṃ kṛṣṇa devarṣeḥ śvetadvīpa-bhramaṃ dadhe ||2.3.48||

English translation

From grief:
“O Kṛṣṇa! In separation from You, all the inhabitants of Vraja have now turned white, such that Nārada has mistaken Gokula for Svetadvīpa.”

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