TEXT 47
premadika sthayi-bhava samagri-milane
krsna-bhakti rasa-rupe paya pariname
SYNONYMS
prema-adika—love of Godhead, beginning with santa, dasya and so on; sthayi-bhava—the permanent ecstasies; samagri-milane—by mixing with other ingredients; krsna-bhakti—devotional service to Lord Krsna; rasa-rupe—composed of transcendental mellows; paya—becomes; pariname—by transformation.
TRANSLATION
"When the permanent ecstasies [neutrality, servitorship and so on] are mixed with other ingredients, devotional service in love of Godhead is transformed and becomes composed of transcendental mellows.
PURPORT
In the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, the following definition is given:
athasyah kesava-rater
laksitaya nigadyate
samagri-pariposena
parama rasa-rupata
vibhavair anubhavais ca
sattvikair vyabhicaribhih
svadyatvam hrdi bhaktanam
anita sravanadibhih
esa krsna-ratih sthayi
bhavo bhakti-raso bhavet
Love for Krsna, Kesava, as previously described, reaches the supreme state of being composed of mellows when its ingredients are fulfilled. By means of vibhava, anubhava, sattvika and vyabhicari, hearing and chanting are activated, and the devotee is able to taste love for Krsna. Then attachment for Krsna, or permanent ecstasy (sthayi-bhava), becomes the mellow of devotional service (bhakti-rasa).

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