TEXT 68
hladinira sara 'prema', prema-sara 'bhava'
bhavera parama-kastha, nama--'maha-bhava'
SYNONYMS
hladinira—of the pleasure potency; sara—the essence; prema—love for God; prema-sara—the essence of such love; bhava—emotion; bhavera—of emotion; parama-kastha—the highest limit; nama—named; maha-bhavamahabhava.
TRANSLATION
The essence of the hladini potency is love of God, the essence of love of God is emotion [bhava], and the ultimate development of emotion is mahabhava.
PURPORT
The product of the hladini-sakti is love of Godhead, which has two divisions-namely, pure love of Godhead and adulterated love of Godhead. Only when the hladini sakti emanates from Sri Krsna and is bestowed upon the living being to attract Him does the living being become a pure lover of God. But when the same hladini-sakti is adulterated by the external, material energy and emanates from the living being, it does not attract Krsna; on the contrary, the living being becomes attracted by the glamor of the material energy. At that time instead of becoming mad with love of Godhead, the living being becomes mad after material sense enjoyment, and because of his association with the qualitative modes of material nature, he is captivated by its interactions of distressful, unhappy feelings.

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