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Taste;

Function or achievement.

'taste'; Property of matter (rupa).

Every living entity, beginning from Brahmā, the first-born living being within the material world, down to the insignificant ant, desires to relish some sort of taste derived from sense perceptions. These sensual pleasures are technically called rasas. Such rasas are of different varieties.

In the revealed scriptures the following twelve varieties of rasas are enumerated:

    raudra (anger),
    adbhuta (wonder),
    śṛṅgāra (conjugal love),
    hāsya (comedy),
    vīra (chivalry),
    dayā (mercy),
    dāsya (servitorship),
    sakhya (fraternity),
    bhayānaka (horror),
    bībhatsa (shock),
    śānta (neutrality),
    vātsalya (parenthood)

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