by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.5.92; 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:

महा-शक्ति-विलासात्मा भावो’चिन्त्य-स्वरूप-भाक् ।
रत्य्-आख्या इत्य् अयं युक्तो न हि तर्केण बाधितुम् ।
भारताद्य्-उक्तिर् एषा हि प्राक्तनैर् अप्य् उदाहृता ॥२.५.९२॥

mahā-śakti-vilāsātmā bhāvo’cintya-svarūpa-bhāk |
raty-ākhyā ity ayaṃ yukto na hi tarkeṇa bādhitum |
bhāratādy-uktir eṣā hi prāktanair apy udāhṛtā

English translation

“The ancient authorities have given the following statement from Mahābhārata as an example to show that rati, which is the manifestation of hlādinī-śakti, which is beyond the conceivable—deriding even liberation and giving joy to the Lord Himself—should not be defiled by material logic.”

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