by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words
The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.5.91; 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:
किन्तु तत्र सुदुस्तर्क-माधुर्याद्भुत-सम्पदः ।
रतेर् अस्याः प्रभावो’यं भवेत् कारणम् उत्तमम् ॥२.५.९१॥
kintu tatra sudustarka-mādhuryādbhuta-sampadaḥ |
rater asyāḥ prabhāvo’yaṃ bhavet kāraṇam uttamam ||2.5.91||
“However, the ultimate cause of understanding these elements is the influence of rati directed toward the Lord, which is inconceivable, sweet and most astonishing.”