Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.3.70; 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:

सर्वानन्द-चमत्कार-हेतुर् भावो वरो रतिः ।
एते हि तद्-विनाभावान् न चमत्कारिताश्रयाः ॥२.३.७०॥

sarvānanda-camatkāra-hetur bhāvo varo ratiḥ |
ete hi tad-vinābhāvān na camatkāritāśrayāḥ ||2.3.70||

English translation

Rati is the cause of all kinds of bliss. Therefore rati is called the most excellent bhāva. Being devoid of this rati, rukṣa or other types of bhāva can never be the shelter of bliss.”

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