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Verse 54: Fallen and drowning in the ocean of birth and death...

samsara-duhkha-jaladhau patitasya kama-
krodhadi-nakra-makaraih kavalikritasya
durvasana-nigaditasya nirashrayasya
chaitanya-candra mama dehi padavalambam (54)

Explanatory Translation by BRS Swami Gaurangapada:

Verse 54: "I have fallen into the most painful and miserable ocean of repeated birth and death and am drowning in it. To make my situation worse, the sharks and crocodiles of lust, anger, greed, pride, envy, illusion etc. are devouring me alive. As if this is not enough, the strong chains of my wicked material desires are not allowing me to escape from this fateful situation and pulling me down faster. Thus I have been rendered desperately hopeless and shelterless. O Lord Gaurangachandra, in such an emergency, I am constantly calling out Your Holy Name with the hope that you will rescue me immediately. I know for certain that Your most munificent Lotus Feet and Holy Names are my only saviors and shelters in this world, Who can grant me eternal residence in Your Holy Abode of Shri Navadvipa-Vrindavana."