Gītā-mālā
(A Garland of Songs)

Chapter Four
Śrī Śrī Rūpānuga-bhajana-darpaṇa
(A Mirror Reflecting the Worship Which Follows Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmī)

Song 23

(1&2)
nirbeda biṣāda mada  dainya glāni śramonmāda
garba trāsa śaṅkā apasmṛti
ābega ālasya byādhi   moha mṛtyu jaḍatādi
brīḍā abahitthā āra smṛti

bitarka cāpalya mati    cintautsukya harṣa dhṛti
ugrālasya nidrāmarṣa supti
bodha hoya ei bhāba-coya   trayas-triṁśat sabe hoya
byabhicārī nāme labhe jñapti

1-2) The following 33 emotions are known as vyabhicārī-bhāvas: indifference, melancholy, madness, humility, fatigue, vanity, pride, apprehension, fear, forgetfulness, anxiety, laziness, malady, fascination, death, stupor, shyness, concealment, memory, debate, fickleness, temperament, thoughtfulness, curiosity, delight, patience, envy, violence, sleep, deep sleep, sadness and alertness.

(3)
atulya madhura rase     ugrālasya nā paraśe
āra saba bhābajathājatha
udi’ bhābābeśa sukhe     sthāyī-bhābera abhimukhe
biśeṣa āgrahe hoya rata

 3) The vyabhicārī-bhāva called violence, however, can not touch the incomparably sweet madhura-rasa. All of the other vyabhicārī successively arise and flow towards the sthāyī-bhāva, circulating themselves around it happily in their own respective ways.

(4)
rāgāṅga sattwa āśroye    rasa-joga sañcaroye
jena sthāyi sāgarera ḍheu
nija kārja sādhi’ tūrṇa    sāgara koriyā pūrṇa
nibe āra nāhi dekhe keu

4) Under the shelter of the pure goodness produced by spontaneous devotional attachment, these vyabhicārī emotions circulate about in conjunction with the particular rasa in play. They are all just like waves on the sthāyī-bhāva ocean. They arise, do their emotional work, and then quickly slip back again into the ocean, not to be seen by anyone anymore.