Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.4.72; 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.

utpātajo, yathā —
kṣitir ativipulā ṭalaty akasmād
upari ghuranti ca hanta ghoram ulkāḥ |
mama śiśur ahi-dūṣitārka-putrī-
taṭam aṭatīty adhunā kim atra kuryām ||2.4.72||

Āvega resulting from calamity:
“Becoming perplexed, Yaśodā said, ‘The broad earth is suddenly shaking. Meteors are making a terrifying sound in the sky. My young boy has just now gone to the shore of the Yamunā contaminated with poison. What should I do?’ ”

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