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CC Madhya 22.151

Text

iṣṭe ‘gāḍha-tṛṣṇā’ — rāgera svarūpa-lakṣaṇa
iṣṭe ‘āviṣṭatā’ — ei taṭastha-lakṣaṇa

Synonyms

iṣṭe — in the desired object, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; gāḍha-tṛṣṇā — deep attachment; rāgera — of spontaneous love; svarūpa-lakṣaṇa — the primary symptom; iṣṭe — unto the Supreme; āviṣṭatā — absorption; ei — this; taṭastha-lakṣaṇa — the marginal symptom.

Translation

“The primary characteristic of spontaneous love is deep attachment for the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Absorption in thought of Him is a marginal characteristic.