Topic: Acceptance of Activities Favorable to Pure Devotion

Svīkara Song Four

Śaraṇāgati (Surrendered to the Lord's Shelter) Sixth Principle of Surrender: Svīkara (Acceptance of Activities Favorable to Pure Devotion) - Song 4 (1)rādhā-kunḍa-taṭa-kuñja-kuṭīrgovardhana-parvata, jāmuna-tīr1) The cottage in the grove on the bank of Rādhā Kunḍa, the great Govardhana Hill, the banks of the Yamunā river...(2)kusuma-sarovara, mānasa-gaṅgākalinda-nandinī vipula-taraṅga2) ...the Kusuma Sarovara lake, the Manasa Gaṅgā stream, the daughter of Mt. Kalinda (the Yamunā river) with her many waves...(3)vaṁśī-vaṭa, gokula, dhīra-samīrbṛndābana-taru-latikā-bānīr3) ...the Vaṁśī Vaṭ banyan tree, the town of Gokula, the holy place Dhīra Samīra, the trees and creepers and reeds of Vṛndāvana...(4)khaga-mṛga-kula, malaya-bātāsmayūra, bhramara, muralī-vilās4) ...the different Read More...

Svīkara Song Three

Śaraṇāgati (Surrendered to the Lord's Shelter) Sixth Principle of Surrender: Svīkara (Acceptance of Activities Favorable to Pure Devotion) - Song 3 (1)śuddha-bhakata-caraṇa-reṇu,bhajana-anukūlabhakata-sevā, parama-siddhi,prema-latikāra mūla1) Dust from the lotus feet of pure devotees is conducive to devotional service, while service to the Vaiṣṇavas is itself the supreme perfection as well as the root of the tender creeper of divine love.(2)mādhava-tithi, bhakti-jananī,jatane pālana korikṛṣṇa-vasati, vasati boli',parama ādare bori2) I observe with great care the holy days commemorating the pastimes of Lord Mādhava, for they are the mother of devotion. As my dwelling place I choose with the Read More...

Svīkara Song Two

Śaraṇāgati (Surrendered to the Lord's Shelter) Sixth Principle of Surrender: Svīkara (Acceptance of Activities Favorable to Pure Devotion) - Song 2 (1) godruma-dhāme bhajana-anukūle māthura-śrī-nandīśvara-samatule 1) In the land of Godruma in Navadvīpa, which is very conducive for performing devotional worship of the Supreme Lord, and which is non-different from the sacred place in Vraja called Nandagrām in the holy district of Mathurā... (2) tahi māha surabhi-kuñja-kuṭīre baiṭhobuṅ hāma sura-taṭinī-tīre 2) ...There I will settle down in a small cottage within the grove called Surabhi-kuñja on the bank of the celestial Gaṅgā river.* (3) Read More...

Svīkara Song One

Śaraṇāgati (Surrendered to the Lord's Shelter) Sixth Principle of Surrender: Svīkara (Acceptance of Activities Favorable to Pure Devotion) - Song 1 (1)tuwā-bhakti-anukūla je-je kārya hoyparama-jatane tāhā koribo niścoy1) I will surely execute with utmost care those activities favorable to Your pure devotional service.(2)bhakti-anukūla jata viṣaya saṁsārekoribo tāhāte rati indriyera dwāre2) I will feel fondness for those things in this world which are conducive to pure devotion, and with my senses I will engage them in Your service.(3)śunibo tomāra kathā jatana koriyādekhibo tomāra dhāma nayana bhoriyā3) I will carefully listen to all discussions concerning You, and Read More...

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