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CC Madhya 3.127

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 127

nirveda, viṣāda, harṣa, cāpalya, garva, dainya
prabhura sahita yuddha kare bhāva-sainya


nirveda—disappointment; viṣāda—moroseness; harṣa—pleasure; cāpalya—restlessness; garva—pride; dainya—humility; prabhura—the Lord; sahita—with; yuddha—fight; kare—do; bhāva—of ecstatic feelings; sainya—soldiers.


The transcendental ecstatic symptoms of disappointment, moroseness, pleasure, restlessness, pride and humility all began to fight like soldiers within the Lord.


Harṣa is described in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu. Harṣa is experienced when one finally attains the desired goal of life and consequently becomes very glad. When harṣa is present, the body shivers, and one’s bodily hairs stand on end. There are perspiration, tears and an outburst of passion and madness. The mouth becomes swollen, and one experiences inertia and illusion. When a person attains his desired object and feels very fortunate, the luster of his body increases. Because of his own qualities and feelings of greatness, he does not care for anyone else, and this is called garva, or pride. In this condition one utters prayers and does not reply to others’ inquiries. Looking at one’s own body, concealing one’s desires and not heeding the words of others are symptoms visible in the ecstasy of garva.