SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
rasa-varjaṁ raso ’py asya
paraṁ dṛṣṭvā nivartate
‘From the embodied, who starves (the senses), the sense-pleasures depart, save the craving. Even the craving departs when the Transcendent is seen.’
(External) objects of enjoyment are pabulum for the senses. These depart from him who famishes his senses by restraining or rescuing them from these objects. But the essence is left behind. Essence (rasa) is craving (rāga). The craving for pleasures does not leave still. But when the essence (or nature) of ātmā is seen to be transcendent, i.e., very much more beatific than even the sense-objects, the residue of craving also vanishes.
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