SARANAGATI (SURRENDER) | Sri Laghu-chandrika-bhasya


Bhajana-Lalasa: Hankering for Service

 

(Song 4)

hari he!
dana, pratigraha, mitho gupta-katha,
bhaksana bhojana-dana
sangera laksana— ei chhaya haya,
ihate bhaktira prana [1]

hari–Lord; he!–oh!; dana–giving gifts; pratigraha (dana grahana)–accepting gifts; mitho (paraspara)–mutual; gupta–confidential; katha–talks; bhaksana–partaking of foodstuffs; bhojana–foodstuffs; dana–giving; sangera–of association; laksana–the characteristics; ei–these; chhaya–six; haya–are; ihate–in these; bhaktira–of devotion; prana–the life. [1]

(1) O Lord! Giving and accepting gifts, disclosing and listening to confidential matters, giving and partaking of foodstuffs—these are the six forms of loving association. The life-force of devotion abides within them.

tattva na bujhiye, jnane va ajnane
asate e saba kari'
bhakti harainu, samsari ha-inu
sudure rahile hari [2]

tattva–this truth; na–not; bujhiye–understanding; jnane–in knowledge; va–or; ajnane–in ignorance; asate–with non-devotees, in a materialistic manner; e–these; saba–all; kari'–doing; bhakti–devotion; harainu–I lost; samsari–a worldly person, a family man; ha-inu–I became; sudure–very far away; rahile–remain; hari–the Lord. [2]

(2) Not understanding this truth, and knowingly or unknowingly associating with non-devotees in all these ways, I have lost devotion and become a worldly person. The Lord has thus remained far away from me.

krsna-bhakta-jane, ei sanga-laksane,
adara kariba yabe
bhakti-mahadevi, amara hrdaya-
asane basibe tabe [3]

krsna–of Krishna; bhakta–devotee; jane–with persons; ei–these; sanga–of association; laksane–characteristics; adara–adore; kariba–I will do; yabe–when; bhakti–of devotion; maha–great; devi–goddess; amara–my; hrdaya–of the heart; asane–in the seat; basibe–will sit; tabe–then. [3]

(3) When I will adore Krishna's devotees through these six forms of association, the great goddess of devotion will sit upon the throne of my heart.

yosit-sangi jana, krsnabhakta ara
duhun-sanga parihari'
tava bhakta-jana, sanga anuksana
kabe va ha-ibe hari! [4]

yosit-sangi (stri-sangi)–those who mix with women; jana–persons; krsna­bhakta (krsnera abhakta arthat bhakti-hina—yatha mayavadi, nirvisesavadi prabhrti)–those who are devoid of devotion to Krishna (illusionists, impersonalists, materialists, and so on); ara–and; duhun (dui-janera)–of these two persons; sanga–the association; parihari'–abandoning; tava–Your; bhakta–devotee; jana–persons; sanga–the association; anuksana–at every moment; kabe–when?; va–[an emphatic particle]; ha-ibe–will be; hari!–O Lord! [4]

(4) O Lord! When will I abandon the association of both those who mix with the opposite sex and non-devotees, and constantly associate with Your devotees?

(1-4) his song is based on the fourth verse of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's Sri Upadesamrta:

dadati pratigrhnati guhyam akhyati prchchhati
bhunkte bhojayate chaiva sad-vidham priti-laksanam

"Giving and accepting gifts, expressing and enquiring about confidential matters, and giving and partaking of foodstuffs are the six forms of loving association."

 

 

 

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CONTENTS:

· Translator's Note
· In Praise of Saranagati (1)
· In Praise of Saranagati (2)
· Editor's Note
· Sri Laghu-chandrika-bhasya: Mangalacharana
· Sri Laghu-chandrika-bhasya: Preface


Saranagati:


Bhajana-Lalasa (Hankering for Service):


Siddha-Lalasa (Hankering for Fulfilment):


Vijnapti (Prayer of Heartfelt Hankering):


Sri Nama-Mahatmya (The Glories of the Name):



 

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