Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.4.216; 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.

atha svatantrāḥ —
sadaiva pāratantrye’pi kvacid eṣāṃ svatantratā |
bhūpāla-sevakasyeva pravṛttasya kara-grahe ||2.4.216||
Svatantra (independent) vyābhicārī-bhāvas:

“Though all the vyābhicārī-bhāvas are dependent to some degree [upon the rati of the devotee], they manifest some independence. Though the employees of a king are dependent on the king, at the time of collecting the king’s taxes or during marriages, they show independence from the king.”

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