Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.3.63; 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:

धूमायितास् ते ज्वलिता दीप्ता उद्दीप्त-संज्ञिताः ।
वृद्धिं यथोत्तरं यान्तः सात्त्विकाः स्युश् चतुर्-विधाः ॥२.३.६३॥

dhūmāyitās te jvalitā dīptā uddīpta-saṃjñitāḥ |
vṛddhiṃ yathottaraṃ yāntaḥ sāttvikāḥ syuś catur-vidhāḥ ||2.3.63||

English translation

“The sāttvika-bhāvas are of four types when they attain increasing degrees of intensity: dhūmāita (smoky), jvalita (luminous), dīpta (brilliant) and uddīpta (very brilliant).”

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