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.
“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.”