by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.1.16; 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:

तत्र स्मितम् —
स्मितं त्व् अलक्ष्य-दशनं नेत्र-गण्ड-विकाश-कृत् ॥४.१.१६॥

tatra smitam —
smitaṃ tv alakṣya-daśanaṃ netra-gaṇḍa-vikāśa-kṛt

English translation

“When the teeth are not seen and the eyes and cheeks become joyful it is called smita (slight smile).”

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: