by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.9.16; 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:

अनेकत्र रतिर्, यथा —
गान्धर्वि कुर्वाणम् अवेक्ष्य लीलाम्
अग्रे धरण्यां सखि काम-पालम् ।
आकर्णयन्ती च मुकुन्द-वेणुं
भिन्नाद्य साध्वि स्मरतो द्विधासि ॥४.९.१६॥

anekatra ratir, yathā —
gāndharvi kurvāṇam avekṣya līlām
agre dharaṇyāṃ sakhi kāma-pālam |
ākarṇayantī ca mukunda-veṇuṃ
bhinnādya sādhvi smarato dvidhāsi

English translation

Rati for several persons:
“O Rādhā! O friend! O chaste woman! Seeing Balarāma perform pastimes on this earth and hearing the sound of Mādhava’s flute, You have been divided into two parts by Cupid.”

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