by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.1.15; 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:

विभावनादि-वैचित्र्याद् उत्तमस्यापि कुत्रचित् ।
भवेद् विहसिताद्यं च भावज्ञैर् इति भण्यते ॥४.१.१५॥

vibhāvanādi-vaicitryād uttamasyāpi kutracit |
bhaved vihasitādyaṃ ca bhāvajñair iti bhaṇyate

English translation

“The wise say that when there is special attraction in the vibhāva and other elements, the lower types of hāsya such as vihasya also appear in the superior persons.”

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: