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CC Madhya 8.85


pūrva-pūrva-rasera guṇa — pare pare haya
dui-tina gaṇane pañca paryanta bāḍaya


pūrva-pūrva — of each previous; rasera — of the mellow; guṇa — the qualities; pare pare — in each subsequent; haya — there are; dui-tina — two and then three; gaṇane — in counting; pañca — five; paryanta — up to; bāḍaya — increases.


“There is a gradual order of improvement in transcendental mellows from the initial ones to the later ones. In each subsequent mellow the qualities of the previous mellows are manifested, counting from two, then three, and up to the point of five complete qualities.