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Song Name: Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Jive Doya Kori
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Saranagati Introduction)

(1)
śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu jīve doyā kori’
swa-pārṣada swīya dhāma saha avatari’
(2)
atyanta durlabha prema koribāre dāna
śikhāya śaraṇāgati bhakatera prāna
(3)
dainya, ātma-nivedana, goptṛtve varaṇa
‘avaśya rakṣībe kṛṣṇa’—viśvāsa, pālana
(4)
bhakti-anukūla-mātra kāryera svīkara
bhakti-pratikūla-bhāva varjanāńgikāra
(5)
ṣaḍ-ańga śaraṇāgati hoibe jāhāra
tāhāra prārthanā śune śrī-nanda-kumāra
(6)
rūpa-sanātana-pade dante tṛṇa kori’
bhakativinoda poḍe duhuń pada dhori’
(7)
kāńdiyā kāńdiyā bole āmi to’ adhama
śikhāye śaraṇāgati koro he uttama

TRANSLATION

1-2) Out of compassion for the fallen souls, Sri Krisna Caitanya came to this world with His personal associates and divine abode to teach saranagati, surrender to the almighty Godhead, and to freely distribute ecstatic love of God, which is ordinarily very difficult to obtain. This saranagati is the very life of the true devotee

3-4) The ways of saranagati are humility, dedication of the self, acceptance of the Lord as one’s only maintainer, faith that Krishna will surely protect, execution of only those acts favorable to pure devotion, and renunciation of conduct adverse to pure devotion.

5) The youthful son of Nanda Maharaja, Sri Krishna, hears the prayers of anyone who takes refuge in Him by this six-fold practice.

6-7) Bhaktivinoda places a straw between his teeth, prostrates himself before the two Goswamis, Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatana, and grasp their lotus feet with his hands. “I am certainly the lowest of men.” he tells them weeping, “but please make me the best of men by teaching me the ways of saranagati”

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