Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.5.5; 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 श्री-गीत-गोविन्दे (१.११) —
विश्वेषाम् अनुरञ्जनेन जनयन्न् आनन्दम् इन्दीवर-
श्रेणी-श्यामल-कोमलैर् उपनयन्न् अङ्गैर् अनङ्गोत्सवम् ।
स्वच्छन्दं व्रज-सुन्दरीभिर् अभितः प्रत्य्-अङ्गम् आलिङ्गितः
शृङ्गारः सखि मूर्तिमान् इव मधौ मुग्धो हरिः क्रीडति ॥३.५.५॥

yathā śrī-gīta-govinde (1.11) —
viśveṣām anurañjanena janayann ānandam indīvara-
śreṇī-śyāmala-komalair upanayann aṅgair anaṅgotsavam |
svacchandaṃ vraja-sundarībhir abhitaḥ praty-aṅgam āliṅgitaḥ
śṛṅgāraḥ sakhi mūrtimān iva madhau mugdho hariḥ krīḍati
||3.5.5||

English translation

From Gīta-govinda:
“O friend! Attractive Kṛṣṇa, who produces bliss in the hearts of everyone in the universe by inducing their love, who produces the bliss of Cupid in women by His soft limbs the color of a forest of blue lotuses, and whose every limb is embraced spontaneously by the young women of Vraja, sports in the spring season like the incarnation of madhura-rasa.”

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