Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.3.17; 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:

चतुष्टये’पि वीराणां निखिला एव सात्त्विकाः ।
गर्वावेग-धृति-व्रीडा-मति-हर्षावहित्थिकाः ।
अमर्षोत्सुकतासूया-स्मृत्य्-आद्या व्यभिचारिणः ॥४.३.१७॥

catuṣṭaye’pi vīrāṇāṃ nikhilā eva sāttvikāḥ |
garvāvega-dhṛti-vrīḍā-mati-harṣāvahitthikāḥ |
amarṣotsukatāsūyā-smṛty-ādyā vyabhicāriṇaḥ
||4.3.17||

English translation

“All the four types of heros show all the sāttvika-bhāvas and all the vyabhicārī-bhāvas such as garva, āvega, dhṛti, vrīḍā, mati, harṣa, avahitta, amarṣa, utsukatā, asūyā and smṛti.”

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