by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.2.47; 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:

भक्तिः, यथा —
गिरिवर-भृति भर्तृ-दारके’स्मिन्
व्रज-युवराजतया गते प्रसिद्धिम् ।
शृणु रसद सदा पदाभिसेवा-
पट्टिमरता रतिर् उत्तमा ममास्तु ॥३.२.४७॥

bhaktiḥ, yathā —
girivara-bhṛti bhartṛ-dārake’smin
vraja-yuvarājatayā gate prasiddhim
śṛṇu rasada sadā padābhisevā-
paṭṭimaratā ratir uttamā mamāstu

English translation

Raktaka’s bhakti:
“O Rasada, listen! May I always have the highest attraction for serving the lotus feet of He who is famous as the son of the King of Vraja, who has held up Govardhana.”

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