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CC Madhya 23.54

Text

śānta-rase śānti-rati ‘prema’ paryanta haya
dāsya-rati ‘rāga’ paryanta krameta bāḍaya

Synonyms

śānta-rase — in the mellow of neutrality; śānti-rati — spiritual attachment in peacefulness; prema paryanta — up to love of Godhead; haya — is; dāsya-rati — attachment in servitude; rāga — spontaneous love; paryanta — up to; krameta — gradually; bāḍaya — increases.

Translation

“The position of neutrality increases up to the point where one can appreciate love of Godhead. The mellow of servitorship gradually increases to the point of spontaneous love of Godhead.