Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.5.31; 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:

यथा —
मां पुष्पितारण्य-दिदृक्षयागतं
निमेष-विश्लेष-विदीर्ण-मानसाः ।
ते संस्पृशन्तः पुलकाञ्चित-श्रियो
दूराद् अहंपूर्विकयाद्य रेमिरे ॥२.५.३१॥

yathā —
māṃ puṣpitāraṇya-didṛkṣayāgataṃ
nimeṣa-viśleṣa-vidīrṇa-mānasāḥ |
te saṃspṛśantaḥ pulakāñcita-śriyo
dūrād ahaṃpūrvikayādya remire
||2.5.31||

English translation

An example:
“Today, when I went to see the flowering forests of Vṛndāvan, My friends were suffering by even a moment’s separation from Me. From far off, they said, ‘I will be touched by Him first! I will be touched by Him first!’ With hairs standing on end, they played in this way.”

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