TEXT 178
prema vrddhi-krame nama--sneha, mana, pranaya
raga, anuraga, bhava, mahabhava haya
SYNONYMS
prema—ecstatic love for God; vrddhi-krame—in terms of progressive increase; nama—named; sneha—affection; mana—abhorrence; pranaya—love; raga—attachment; anuraga—further attachment; bhava—ecstasy; maha-bhava—great ecstasy; haya—are.
TRANSLATION
"The basic aspects of prema, when gradually increasing to different states, are affection, abhorrence, love, attachment, further attachment, ecstasy and great ecstasy.
PURPORT
In the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (3.2.84) sneha (affection) is described as follows:
sandras citta-dravam kurvan
prema 'sneha' itiryate
ksanikasyapi neha syad
vislesasya sahisnuta
"That aspect of prema in which the melting of the heart for the lover is concentrated is called sneha, or affection. The symptom of such affection is that the lover cannot for a moment remain without the association of the beloved." A description of mana can be found in Madhya-lila (Chapter Two, verse 66). Similarly, a description of pranaya is also there. As far as raga is concerned, Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (3.2.87) says:
snehah sa rago yena syat
sukham duhkham api sphutam
tat-sambandha-lave 'py atra
pritih prana-vyayair api
"That stage at which affection for the beloved converts unhappiness into happiness is called raga, or attachment. When one has such attachment for Krsna, he can give up his own life to satisfy his beloved Krsna." Anuraga, bhava and mahabhava are described in the Sixth Chapter of Madhya-lila, verse 13. The purport to that verse explains adhirudha-mahabhava.

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