Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.8.26; 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.

atha preyasi śucer, yathā —
dhanyānāṃ kila mūrdhanyāḥ subalāmur vrajābalāḥ |
adharaṃ piñcha-cūḍasya calāś culūkayanti yāḥ
||4.8.26||
atra mukhye mukhyasya |

An example with sakhya-rasa (primary) as the aṅgī, with madhura (primary) as the aṅga:
“O Subala! The young women of Vraja, who drink the nectar of Kṛṣṇa’s lips, are the most fortunate of all women.”

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