Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.2.148; 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 लाल्याः —
लाल्याः किल कनिष्ठत्व-पुत्रत्वाद्य्-अभिमानिनः ।
कनिष्ठाः सारण-गद-सुभद्र-प्रमुखाः स्मृताः ।
प्रद्युम्न-चारुदेष्णाद्याः साम्बाद्याश् च कुमारकाः ॥३.२.१४८॥

atha lālyāḥ —
lālyāḥ kila kaniṣṭhatva-putratvādy-abhimāninaḥ |
kaniṣṭhāḥ sāraṇa-gada-subhadra-pramukhāḥ smṛtāḥ |
pradyumna-cārudeṣṇādyāḥ sāmbādyāś ca kumārakāḥ ||3.2.148||

English translation

“Those who think that they are the younger brothers or sisters or that they are His sons, are the āśrayas of this rasa. Among them Sāraṇa, Gada and Subhadra are the chief younger brothers and sisters, and Pradyumna, Cārudeṣṇa and Sāmba are His sons.”

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