Śaraṇāgati (Surrendered to the Lord’s Shelter)

First Principle of Surrender: Dainya (humility) – Song 6

(prabhu he!) tuwā pade e minati mor
tuwā pada-pallava,  tyajato maru-mana,
viṣama viṣaye bhelo bhor

1) O Lord! I offer this humble prayer at Your feet. I gave up the shelter of Your feet, which are soft as newly-grown leaves, and now my mind has become dried up like a desert, being scorched by the fire of absorption in horrible worldliness.

uṭhayite tākata,  puna nāhi milo-i,
anudina korohuṅ hutāś
dīna-jana-nātha,  tuhuṅ kahāyasi,
tumāri caraṇa mama āś

2) I find no strength to rise again, and thus I spend my days bitterly lamenting. O Lord who is called the master of the meek and humble! Your lotus feet are my only hope.

aichana dīna-jana,  kohi nāhi milo-i,
tuhuṅ more koro parasād
tuwā jana-saṅge,  tuwā kathā-raṅge,
chāḍahuṅ sakala paramād

3) There has never been a soul as forlorn as me. Please be merciful and award me the association of Your devotees, for by tasting the pleasure of hearing discussions of Your pastimes I shall give up all evils.

tuwā dhāma-māhe,  tuwā nāma gāoto,
gowāyabuṅ divā-niśi āś
tuwā pada-chāyā,  parama suśītala,
māge bhakativinoda dās

4) One hope animates my soul: To spend day and night singing Your holy name while living in Your divine abode. Your servant Bhaktivinoda begs a place in the supremely cooling shade of Your lotus feet.

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