SARANAGATI (SURRENDER) | Sri Laghu-chandrika-bhasya


Bhajana-Lalasa: Hankering for Service

 

(Song 9)

hari he!
sri-rupa-gosani, sri-guru-rupete,
siksa dila mora kane
"jana mora katha, namera kangala!
rati pa'be nama-gane [1]

hari–Lord; he!–oh!; sri-rupa-gosani–Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu; sri-guru-rupete–in the form of my spiritual master; siksa–instruction; dila–gave; mora–my; kane–in the ear; jana–understand; mora–my; katha–words; namera–for the Name; kangala!–O beggar!; rati–melted-hearted, loving attachment; pa'be–will obtain; nama–the Name; gane–for singing. [1]

(1) O Lord! Sri Rupa Gosani, in the form of Sri Guru, spoke these instructions into my ears: "O beggar for the Name! Understand my words and you will attain loving attachment for chanting the Name.

krsna-nama-rupa- guna-sucharita,
parama yatane kari'
rasana-manase, karaha niyoga,
krama-vidhi anusari' [2]

krsna–of Krishna; nama–the Names; rupa–Forms; guna–Qualities; sucharita (aprakrta-lila)–supramundane Pastimes; parama–great; yatane–with care; kari'–doing; rasana–tongue; manase–the mind; karaha–do; niyoga–engagement; krama-vidhi–the gradual process; anusari' (anusarana kariya)–following. [2]

(2) "Engage your tongue and mind in chanting and remembering Krishna's Names, Forms, Qualities, and Pastimes with great care, following the gradual process of development.

(2) krama-vidhi: "The gradual process of development." This refers to the stages of: sravan-dasa, hearing; varan-dasa, accepting; smaran-dasa, meditating; apan-dasa, attaining (svarup-siddhi); and sampatti-dasa, supreme fortune (vastu-siddhi).

vraje kari' vasa, raganuga hana,
smarana kirtana kara
e nikhila kala, karaha yapana
upadesa-sara dhara" [3]

vraje–in Vraja; kari'–doing; vasa–residence; raganuga (nitya-siddha ragatmika vraja-vasi janera anugatya)–follower of the eternally perfect ragatmika devotees who reside in Vraja; hana–becoming; smarana–remembering; kirtana–chanting, glorification; kara–do; e–this; nikhila–all; kala–time; karaha–do; yapana–spend; upadesa–of instructions; sara–the essence; dhara–hold. [3]

(3) "Reside in Vraja, become a raganuga, and engage in remembrance and kirtan. Spend all of your time in this way, and cherish this as the essence of all instruction."

ha! rupa-gosani, daya kari' kabe,
dibe dine vraja-vasa
ragatmika tumi, tava padanuga,
ha-ite dasera asa [4]

ha!–oh!; rupa-gosani–Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu; daya–mercy; kari'–doing; kabe–when; dibe–will give; dine–to this beggar; vraja–in Vraja; vasa–residence; ragatmika (vrajera nitya-siddha dasa, sakha, pitradi o preyasira gana—ihara ragatmika jana)–a devotee who by nature has deep loving attachment for the service of Krishna (raga) and who as a result is perpetually absorbed in the service of Krishna (the eternally perfect residents of Vraja who serve Krishna as His servants, friends, guardians, and lovers); tumi–you; tava–your; pada–the footsteps; anuga–following; ha-ite–to become; dasera–of a servant; asa–desire, aspiration. [4]

(4) O Sri Rupa Gosani! When will you mercifully grant this beggar residence in Vraja? You are a ragatmika devotee. To follow in your footsteps is this servant's desire.

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

tan-nama-rupa-charitadi-sukirtananu-
smrtyoh kramena rasana-manasi niyojya
tisthan vraje tad-anuragi-jananugami
kalam nayed akhilam ity upadesa-saram

"Having engaged one's tongue and mind in the gradual process of chanting and remembering Krishna's Names, Forms, Qualities, and Pastimes, one should reside in Vraja and spend all of their time as a follower of those who have deep loving attachment to Krishna. This is the essence of all instruction."

 

 

 

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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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