Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.3.113; 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.

rāgo, yathā —
astreṇa duṣpariharā haraye vyakāri
yā patri-paṅktir akṛpeṇa kṛpī-sutena |
utplutya gāṇḍiva-bhṛtā hṛdi gṛhyamāṇā
jātāsya sā kusuma-vṛṣṭir ivotsavāya ||3.3.113||

Rāga:
“When the cruel Aśvatthāmā showered invincible arrows at Kṛṣṇa, Arjuna jumped forward and received the arrows on his chest. Those arrows gave pleasure to Arjuna like a shower of flowers.”

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