by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.3.57; 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 उद्दीपनाः —
उद्दीपना वयो-रूप-शृङ्ग-वेणु-दरा हरेः ।
विनोद-नर्म-विक्रान्ति-गुणाः प्रेष्ठ-जनास् तथा ।
राज-देवावतारादि-चेष्टानुकरणादयः ॥३.३.५७॥

atha uddīpanāḥ —
uddīpanā vayo-rūpa-śṛṅga-veṇu-darā hareḥ |
vinoda-narma-vikrānti-guṇāḥ preṣṭha-janās tathā |

English translation

“The uddīpanas for preyo-rasa are the Lord’s age, His form, horn, flute, conch, sports, joking, heroism, His intimate devotees, and imitating the actions of kings and devatās.”

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