TEXT 46
ei panca sthayi bhava haya panca 'rasa'
ye-rase bhakta 'sukhi', krsna haya 'vasa'
SYNONYMS
ei panca—these five kinds of transcendental mellow; sthayi bhava—permanent ecstatic moods; haya—become; panca rasa—five kinds of transcendental mellow; ye-rase—in a particular mellow; bhakta sukhi—a devotee becomes happy; krsna—Lord Krsna; haya—becomes; vasa—under the control.
TRANSLATION
"These five transcendental mellows exist permanently. The devotee may be attracted to one of these mellows, and thus he becomes happy. Krsna also becomes inclined toward such a devotee and comes under his control.
PURPORT
In the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, sthayi-bhava, permanent ecstasy, is thus described:
aviruddhan viruddhams ca
bhavan yo vasatam nayan
su-rajeva virajeta
sa sthayi bhava ucyate
sthayi bhavo 'tra sa proktah
sri-krsna-visaya ratih
These moods (bhavas) bring under control the favorable ecstasies (such as laughing) and unfavorable ecstasies (such as anger). When these continue to remain as kings, they are called sthayi-bhava, or permanent ecstasies. Continuous ecstatic love for Krsna is called permanent ecstasy.

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