by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.5.12; 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:

अथ स्वच्छा —
तत्-तत्-साधनतो नाना-विध-भक्ति-प्रसङ्गतः ।
साधाकानां तु वैविध्यं यान्ती स्वच्छा रतिर् मता ॥२.५.१२॥

atha svacchā —
tat-tat-sādhanato nānā-vidha-bhakti-prasaṅgataḥ |
sādhākānāṃ tu vaividhyaṃ yāntī svacchā ratir matā

English translation

“When rati manifests many varieties because the practitioner associates with various types of devotees and performs various practices, it is called svaccha- rati (transparent).”

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