by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.4.180; 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:

तत्र अविद्या-ध्वंसतः —
अविद्या-ध्वंसतो बोधो विद्योदय-पुरःसरः ।
अशेष-क्लेश-विश्रान्ति-स्वरूपावगमादि-कृत् ॥२.४.१८०॥

tatra avidyā-dhvaṃsataḥ —
avidyā-dhvaṃsato bodho vidyodaya-puraḥsaraḥ |

English translation

Bodha arising from destruction of ignorance:
“Enlightenment occurs after the appearance of knowledge, which occurs after the removal of ignorance. This enlightenment consists of realizing one’s identity with brahman, which destroys unlimited suffering.”

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