Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.3.1; 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:

सैवोत्साह-रतिः स्थायी विभावाद्यैर् निजोचितः ।
आनीयमाना स्वाद्यत्वं वीर-भक्ति-रसो भवेत् ॥४.३.१॥

saivotsāha-ratiḥ sthāyī vibhāvādyair nijocitaḥ |
ānīyamānā svādyatvaṃ vīra-bhakti-raso bhavet
||4.3.1||

English translation

“When utsāha-rati attains an enjoyable nature by suitable vibhāvas and other elements [of rasa], it is called vīra-bhakti-rasa.”

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