Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.5.51; 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:

तथा चोक्तम् —
अष्टानाम् एव भावानां संस्काराधायिता मता ।
तत्-तिरस्कृत-संस्काराः परे न स्थायितोचिताः ॥२.५.५१॥

tathā coktam —
aṣṭānām eva bhāvānāṃ saṃskārādhāyitā matā |
tat-tiraskṛta-saṃskārāḥ pare na sthāyitocitāḥ
||2.5.51||

English translation

Therefore it is said:
“In a devotee, one of the five sthāyī-bhāvas and the seven secondary bhāvas, together making eight bhāvas, produce lasting impressions (even though they may externally disappear for some time). Since the impressions of the vyabhicārī-bhāvas disappear after they are covered by these eight, the vyabhicāṛī-bhāvas are not considered to be sthāyī-bhāvas.”

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