by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.2.49; 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:

तत्र धूर्यः —
कृष्णे’स्य प्रेयसी-वर्गे दासादौ च यथायथम् ।
यः प्रीतिं तनुते भक्तः स धूर्य इह कीर्त्यते ॥३.२.४९॥

tatra dhūryaḥ —
kṛṣṇe’sya preyasī-varge dāsādau ca yathāyatham |
yaḥ prītiṃ tanute bhaktaḥ sa dhūrya iha kīrtyate ||3.2.49||

English translation

“That devotee who possesses suitable affection for Kṛṣṇa, His intimates and His servants is called dhurya-pāriṣada or dhuryānuga.”

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