Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.8.43; 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:

तथा च नाट्याचार्याः पठन्ति —
एक एव भवेत् स्थायी रसो मुख्यतमो हि यः ।
रसास् तद्-अनुयायित्वाद् अन्ये स्युर् व्यभिचारिणः ॥४.८.४३॥

tathā ca nāṭyācāryāḥ paṭhanti —
eka eva bhavet sthāyī raso mukhyatamo hi yaḥ |
rasās tad-anuyāyitvād anye syur vyabhicāriṇaḥ
||4.8.43||

English translation

The authors on drama say: “The predominating rasa is the sthāyī-bhāva; all other rasas function as vyabhicārī-bhāvas, since they follow the predominating rasa.”

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