CC Madhya 23.18-19

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXTS 18-19

kṣāntir avyartha-kālatvaṁ
viraktir māna-śūnyatā
āśā-bandhaḥ samutkaṇṭhā
nāma-gāne sadā ruciḥ
āsaktis tad-guṇākhyāne
prītis tad-vasati-sthale
ity-ādayo ‘nubhāvāḥ syur
jāta-bhāvāṅkure jane


SYNONYMS

kṣāntiḥ—forgiveness; avyartha-kālatvam—being free from wasting time; viraktiḥ—detachment; māna-śūnyatā—absence of false prestige; āśā-bandhaḥ—hope; samutkaṇṭhā—eagerness; nāma-gāne—in chanting the holy names; sadā—always; ruciḥ—taste; āsaktiḥ—attachment; tat—of Lord Kṛṣṇa; guṇa-ākhyāne—in describing the transcendental qualities; prītiḥ—affection; tat—His; vasati-sthale—for places of residence (the temple or holy places); iti—thus; ādayaḥ—and so on; anubhāvāḥ—the signs; syuḥ—are; jāta—developed; bhāva-aṅkure—whose seed of ecstatic emotion; jane—in a person.


TRANSLATION

“‘When the seed of ecstatic emotion for Kṛṣṇa fructifies, the following nine symptoms manifest in one’s behavior: forgiveness, concern that time should not be wasted, detachment, absence of false prestige, hope, eagerness, a taste for chanting the holy name of the Lord, attachment to descriptions of the transcendental qualities of the Lord, and affection for those places where the Lord resides—that is, a temple or a holy place like Vṛndāvana. These are all called anubhāva, subordinate signs of ecstatic emotion. They are visible in a person in whose heart the seed of love of God has begun to fructify.’


PURPORT

These two verses are found in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (1.3.25-26).