Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.4.185; 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:

स्पर्शेन, यथा —
असौ पाणि-स्पर्शो मधुर-मसृणः कस्य विजयी
विशीर्यन्त्याः सौर-पुलिन-वनम् आलोक्य मम यः ।
दुरन्ताम् उद्धूय प्रसभम् अभितो वैशस-मयीं
द्रुतं मूर्च्छाम् अन्तः सखि सुख-मयीं पल्लवयति ॥२.४.१८५॥

sparśena, yathā —
asau pāṇi-sparśo madhura-masṛṇaḥ kasya vijayī
viśīryantyāḥ saura-pulina-vanam ālokya mama yaḥ |
durantām uddhūya prasabham abhito vaiśasa-mayīṃ
drutaṃ mūrcchām antaḥ sakhi sukha-mayīṃ pallavayati
||2.4.185||

English translation

Breaking moha by touch:
“O friend! Whose touch is this, that is soft, blissful and all-conquering? Seeing the bank of the Yamunā I had fainted. The touch of that hand completely removed My fainting condition, which gave Me so much suffering, by force, producing in Me a fainting condition of happiness.”

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