by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.9.28; 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:

अथ ग्राम्यत्वम् —
बाल-शब्दाद्य्-उपन्यासो विरसोक्ति-प्रपञ्चनम् ।
कटी-कण्डूतिर् इत्य् आद्यं ग्राम्यत्वं कथितं बुधैः ॥४.९.२८॥

atha grāmyatvam —
bāla-śabdādy-upanyāso virasokti-prapañcanam |
kaṭī-kaṇḍūtir ity ādyaṃ grāmyatvaṃ kathitaṃ budhaiḥ

English translation

“Using unsuitable words such as bāla (child), using disagreeable language and scratching the buttocks are called vulgarity by the wise.”

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