stotram yatra tata-sthatam prakatayac cittasya dhatte vyatham
nindapi pramadam prayacchati parihasa-sriyam bibhrati
dosena ksayitam gunena gurutam kenapy anatanvati
premnah svarasikasya kasyacid iyam vikridati prakriya
stotram—praising; yatra—in which; tata-sthatam—neutrality; prakatayat—manifesting; cittasya—to the heart; dhatte—gives; vyatham—painful reaction; ninda—blaspheming; api—also; pramadam—pleasure; prayacchati—delivers; parihasa—of joking; sriyam—the beauty; bibhrati—bringing forth; dosena—by accusation; ksayitam—the quality of diminishing; gunena—by good qualities; gurutam—the importance; kena api—by any; anatanvati—not increasing; premnah—of love of Godhead; svarasikasya—spontaneous; kasyacit—of any; iyam—this; vikridati—acts within the heart; prakriya—the manner of action.
'When one hears praise from his beloved, he outwardIy remains neutral but feels pain within his heart. When he hears his beloved making accusations about him, he takes them to be jokes and enjoys pleasure. When he finds faults in his beloved, they do not diminish his love, nor do the beloved's good qualities increase his spontaneous affection. Thus spontaneous love continues under all circumstances. That is how spontaneous love of Godhead acts within the heart.'
This verse from Vidagdha-madhava (5.4) is spoken by Paurnamasi, the grandmother of Radharani and mother of Sandipani Muni.
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