kṛṣṇe rati gāḍha haile 'prema'-abhidhāna
kṛṣṇa-bhakti-rasera ei 'sthāyi-bhāva'-nāma
kṛṣṇe—unto Lord Kṛṣṇa; rati—affection; gāḍha—deep; haile—when it becomes; prema-abhidhāna—called love of God; kṛṣṇa-bhakti-rasera—of the mellows of devotional service to Kṛṣṇa; ei—this sthāyi-bhāva-nāma—called sthāyi-bhāva.
"When affection for Kṛṣṇa becomes deeper, one attains love of Godhead in devotional service. Such a position is called sthāyi-bhāva, permanent enjoyment of the mellows of devotional service to Kṛṣṇa.
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