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CC Madhya 19.136

Text

prabhu kahe, — śuna, rūpa, bhakti-rasera lakṣaṇa
sūtra-rūpe kahi, vistāra nā yāya varṇana

Synonyms

prabhu kahe — Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu spoke; śuna — please listen; rūpa — My dear Rūpa; bhakti-rasera — of the transcendental mellows in devotional service; lakṣaṇa — the symptoms; sūtra-rūpe — in the form of a synopsis; kahi — I shall explain; vistāra — the whole breadth; — not; yāya — is possible; varṇana — description.

Translation

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, “My dear Rūpa, please listen to Me. It is not possible to describe devotional service completely; therefore I am just trying to give you a synopsis of the symptoms of devotional service.