by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.5.117; 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:

एवं भक्ति-रसो भेदाद् द्वयोर् द्वादशधोच्यते ।
वस्तुतस् तु पुराणादौ पञ्चधैव विलोक्यते ॥२.५.११७॥

evaṃ bhakti-raso bhedād dvayor dvādaśadhocyate |
vastutas tu purāṇādau pañcadhaiva vilokyate

English translation

“Thus there are a total of twelve primary and secondary rasas, but only five are mentioned in the Purāṇas.”

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