by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.4.80; 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:

अथ (११) उन्मादः —
उन्मादो हृद्-भ्रमः प्रौढानन्दापद्-विरहादिजः ॥२.४.७९॥
अत्राट्ट-हासो नटनं सङ्गीतं व्यर्थ-चेष्टितम् ।
प्रलाप-धावन-क्रोश-विपरीत-क्रियादयः ॥२.४.८०॥

atha (11) unmādaḥ
unmādo hṛd-bhramaḥ prauḍhānandāpad-virahādijaḥ ||2.4.79||
atrāṭṭa-hāso naṭanaṃ saṅgītaṃ vyartha-ceṣṭitam |

English translation

“Confused understanding caused by extreme bliss, calamity or separation is called unmāda (insanity). In this state the actions are loud laughing, dancing, singing, useless actions, prattling, running, shouting and performing activities opposite to what are usually performed.”

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