by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words
The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.1.6; 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:
दासादि-वन्-मनो-ज्ञत्व-लीलादेर् न तथा मता ॥३.१.६॥
dāsādi-van-mano-jñatva-līlāder na tathā matā ||3.1.6||
“The main cause of śānta-rasa arising in such persons is realization of the form of the Lord. The main cause of dāsya and other rasas appearing in the devotees is appreciation of the Lord’s attractive pastimes. Though this is also one factor in the śānta-bhakta’s realization, it is not the main factor.”