Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.3.2; 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:

युद्ध-दान-दया-धर्मैश् चतुर्धा-वीर उच्यते ।
आलम्बन इह प्रोक्त एष एव चतुर्विधः ॥४.३.२॥

yuddha-dāna-dayā-dharmaiś caturdhā-vīra ucyate |
ālambana iha prokta eṣa eva caturvidhaḥ
||4.3.2||

English translation

“There are four type of vīra or valiant persons: yuddha-vīra, dāna-vīra, dayā-vīra and dharma-vīra. These devotees are the ālambana for vīra-bhakti-rasa.”

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