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Verse 49: Even the bhakti path is beset with thorns...

kalah kalir balina indriya-vairi-vargah
shri-bhakti-marga iha kantaka-koti-ruddhah
ha ha kva yami vikalah kim aham karomi
chaitanya-candra yadi nadya kripam karoshi (49)

Explanatory Translation by BRS Swami Gaurangapada:

Verse 49: "In this most degraded age of Kali, my material senses have become very strong and powerful and thus they have become an army of my staunch enemies. The splendid path of pure devotional service has also become overgrown and blocked by millions of thorns and brambles in the form of pseudo-interpretations and impure association. Thus I have become very weak, agitated and bereft of all hope for my deliverance. Alas! Alas! What can I do? No one can help me in this desperate situation if the Supreme Lord Gaurangachandra and His Holy Name do not bestow Their causeless mercy upon me."