by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.5.15; 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:

अनाचान्त-धियां तत्-तद्-भाव-निष्ठा सुखार्णवे ।
आर्याणाम् अतिशुद्धानां प्रायः स्वच्छा रतिर् भवेत् ॥२.५.१५॥

anācānta-dhiyāṃ tat-tad-bhāva-niṣṭhā sukhārṇave |
āryāṇām atiśuddhānāṃ prāyaḥ svacchā ratir bhavet

English translation

“Those very pure pious persons whose hearts are fickle because of lack of a particular taste for the ocean of happiness of the higher rasas and who thus must conduct themselves according to the rules of the scriptures generally develop svaccha-rati.

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