Thursday, February 24, 2011

Angas of SarNagati - Anukulasya Sankalpah

In the Hari-bhakti- vilasa (11.417), Sanatana Gosvami describes six symptoms of a surrendered soul:

anukulyasya sankalpah pratikulyasya varjanam
raksisyatiti visvaso goptrtve varanam tatha
atma-niksepa-karpanye sad-vidha saranagatih

"The six divisions of surrender are: accepting those things favorable to
devotional service, rejecting unfavorable things, the conviction that Krsna will
give protection, accepting the Lord as one's guardian or master, full self-
surrender, and humility." Narada will gradually explain these principles of
devotion in the remaining sutras

The whole point is that the bhakta does what Krishna likes. In the Hari-bhakti- vilasa (11.417), Sanatana Gosvami describes six symptoms of a surrendered soul, and each of them involves humility before the Lord:

anukulyasya sankalpah pratikulyasya varjanam
rakshishyatiti visvaso goptritve varanam tatha
atma-nikshepa-karpanye shad-vidha saranagatih

"The six aspects of full surrender to Krishna are (1) accepting things favorable for devotional service, (2) rejecting things unfavorable for devotional service, (3) believing firmly in the Lord's protection, (4) feeling exclusively dependent on the mercy of the Lord for one's maintenance, (5) having no interest separate from that of the Lord, and (6) always feeling meek and humble before the Lord."

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