“Active interest in Krishna—the understanding that Krishna is mine or that I am Krishna’s, and that therefore my business is to satisfy the senses of Krishna —is typical of a higher stage than the neutrality of the shanta-rasa. Simply by understanding the greatness of Krishna, one can achieve the status of shanta-rasa, in which the worshipable object may be the impersonal Brahman or Paramatma.” (Teachings Of Lord Chaitanya, Ch 1)
Friend1: The five rasas of bhakti.
Friend2: The best English translation for that is “transcendental mellow.”
Friend1: Sort of like a mood of interaction.
Friend1: To me it answers so many questions.
Friend2: Such as?
Friend1: What happens after liberation? What is eternal life like? It settles the debate as to whether God is a person.
Friend2: Right, because you can’t have interactions with something that doesn’t exist.
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