by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words
The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.2.21; 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:
अथ आश्रिताः —
ते शरण्या ज्ञानि-चराः सेवा-निष्ठास् त्रिधाश्रिताः ॥३.२.२१॥
“There are three types of āśritas: those who have surrendered to the Lord as their protector (śāraṇya), those who were previously jñānīs (jñānī-cara) but later understood the superiority of the form and qualities of the Lord, and those who are fixed in service (sevā-niṣṭhā), appreciating the Lord’s sweetness.”