by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words
The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.3.37; 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.
atha priya-sakhāḥ —
vayas-tulyāḥ priya-sakhā sakhyaṃ kevalam āśritāḥ |
śrīdāmā ca sudāmā ca dāmā ca vasudāmakaḥ ||3.3.36||
puṇḍarīka-viṭaṅkākṣa-kalabiṅkādayo’py amī ||3.3.37||
“Those who are the same age as Kṛṣṇa, with only pure sakhya-rati, are called priya-sakhyas. Śrīdāma, Sudāma, Dāma, Vasudāma, Kiṅkiṇi, Stokakṛṣṇa, Aṃṣu, Bhadrasena, Vilāsī, Puṇḍarīka, Viṭaṅka and Kalabiṇka are priya- sakhas.”