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Shad-Anga Sharanagati

Six-fold Unconditional Surrender

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

shri krishna-chaitanya prabhu jive daya kari’

sva-parshada sviya dhama saha avatari’ (1)

 

Shri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu, being merciful to all the living beings, descended with

His own divine abode and personal associates.

 

atyanta durlabha prema karibare dana

shikhaya sharanagati bhakatera prana (2)

 

To bestow freely that rarest treasure prema-bhakti, spontaneous love, He taught

sharanagati, the life and soul of the devotees:

 

dainya, atma-nivedana, goptritve varana

‘avashya rakshibe krishna’ - vishvasa-palana (3)

 

Humility, self-dedication, accepting Him as one’s only maintainer and guardian,

having complete conviction that Krishna will surely protect us;

 

bhakti-anukula-matra karyera svikara

bhakti-pratikula-bhava-varjanangikara (4)

 

Accepting things favorable for devotional service, and rejecting the unfavorable.

 

shad-anga sharanagati haibe jahara

tahara prarthana shune shri nanda-kumara (5)

 

The prayers of one who submits unconditionally to this sixfold surrender are heard

by Shri Nanda-kumara.

 

rupa-sanatana-pade dante trina kari’

bhakativinoda pade duhu pada dhari’ (6)

 

With a straw in his teeth Bhaktivinoda prostrates before Shri Rupa and Sanatana

Gosvamis, embracing the lotus feet of both.

 

kadiya kadiya bale - ‘ami to’ adhama

shikhaye sharanagati kara he uttama’ (7)

 

Lamenting, he cries out, “I am so low and fallen! Teach me unconditional surrender

and make me a first-class Vaishnava!”