Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.4.100; 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:

यथा —
अनुल्लास-श्वासा मुहुर् असरलोत्तानित-दृशो
विवृण्वन्तः काये किम् अपि नव-वैवर्ण्यम् अभितः ।
हरेर् नामाव्यक्तीकृतम् अलघु-हिक्का-लहरीभिः
प्रजल्पन्तः प्राणान् जहति मथुरायां सुकृतिनः ॥२.४.१००॥

yathā —
anullāsa-śvāsā muhur asaralottānita-dṛśo
vivṛṇvantaḥ kāye kim api nava-vaivarṇyam abhitaḥ |
harer nāmāvyaktīkṛtam alaghu-hikkā-laharībhiḥ
prajalpantaḥ prāṇān jahati mathurāyāṃ sukṛtinaḥ
||2.4.100||

English translation

“The pious persons of Mathurā, with weak breathing, eyes glancing sideways and upwards, taking on a unique complexion in their bodies and hiccuping loudly, gave up their lives while uttering Kṛṣṇa’s name unclearly.”

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