TEXT 218
śāntera svabhāva--kṛṣṇe mamatā-gandha-hīna
'paraṁ-brahma'-'paramātmā'-jñāna pravīṇa
SYNONYMS
śāntera sva-bhāva—the characteristic of śānta-rasa; kṛṣṇe—in Kṛṣṇa; mamatā-gandha-hīna—not even the smallest quantity of intimacy; param-brahma—impersonal Brahman; paramātmā—the localized situation of the Lord; jñāna—knowledge; pravīṇa—prominence.
TRANSLATION
"It is the nature of śānta-rasa that not even the smallest intimacy exists. Rather, knowledge of impersonal Brahman and localized Paramātmā is prominent.
PURPORT
Because of an impersonal impression of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, a devotee in the śānta-rasa relationship worships the impersonal Brahman or localized aspect of the Absolute Truth (Paramātmā). He does not develop a personal relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

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