by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.8.29; 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 vatsale karuṇasya —
nirātapatraḥ kāntāre santataṃ mukta-pādukaḥ |
vatsān avati vatso me hanta santapyate manaḥ
atra mukhye gauṇasya |

An example with vatsala (primary) as the aṅgī and karuṇa-rasa (secondary) as aṅga:
“My beloved cowherd boy is herding the calves all the time on difficult paths without umbrella or shoes. Oh! Thinking of this, my mind is filled with pain.”

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