Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.2.67; 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:

यथा —
गोकुलेन्द्र-गुण-गान-रसेन
स्तम्भम् अद्भुतम् असौ भजमानः ।
पश्य भक्ति-रस-मण्डप-मूल-
स्तम्भतां वहति वैष्णव-वर्यः ॥३.२.६७॥

yathā —
gokulendra-guṇa-gāna-rasena
stambham adbhutam asau bhajamānaḥ
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paśya bhakti-rasa-maṇḍapa-mūla-
stambhatāṃ vahati vaiṣṇava-varyaḥ
||3.2.67||

English translation

“See how this great devotee, permeated with the sāttvika-bhāva of stambha from hearing sweet songs glorifying Kṛṣṇa, has become the main pillar (stambha) for holding up the pavilion of bhakti-rasa.”

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