TEXT 57
'rudha', 'adhirudha' bhava--kevala 'madhure'
mahisi-ganera 'rudha', 'adhirudha' gopika-nikare
SYNONYMS
rudha—advanced; adhirudha—highly advanced; bhava—ecstasy; kevala—only; madhure—in the transcendental mellow of conjugal love; mahisi-ganera—of the queens of Dvaraka; rudha—advanced; adhirudha—highly advanced; gopika-nikare—among the gopis.
TRANSLATION
"Only in the conjugal mellow are there two ecstatic symptoms called rudha [advanced] and adhirudha [highly advanced]. The advanced ecstasy is found among the queens of Dvaraka, and the highly advanced ecstasies are found among the gopis.
PURPORT
The adhirudha ecstasies are explained in the Ujjvala-nilamani:
rudhoktebhyo 'nubhavebhyah
kam apy apta visistatam
yatranubhava drsyante
so 'dhirudho nigadyate
The very sweet attraction of conjugal love increases through affection, counter-love, love, attachment, subattachment, ecstasy and highly advanced ecstasy (mahabhava). The platform of mahabhava includes rudha and adhirudha. These platforms are possible only in conjugal love. Advanced ecstasy is found in Dvaraka, whereas highly advanced ecstasy is found among the gopis.

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