Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.4.259; 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:

चित्ते लघिष्ठे चोत्ताने क्षोदिष्ठे कोमलादिके ।
मनाग्-उन्मीलिताश् चामी लक्ष्यन्ते बहिर् उल्बणाः ॥२.४.२५९॥

citte laghiṣṭhe cottāne kṣodiṣṭhe komalādike |
manāg-unmīlitāś cāmī lakṣyante bahir ulbaṇāḥ

English translation

“When these same bhāvas arise even slightly in hearts that are lagiṣṭha (light), uttāna (superficial), kṣodiṣṭha (small) and komala (soft), they can be recognized externally because of extreme transformations of the body and senses.”

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