Six Symptoms of Saranagati

The moment we submit ourselves unconditionally to Sri Krishna, all our ills and sufferings will vanish. A surrendered soul has no separate desire from Krishna. He is happy in whatever circumstance he is being put by the will of His beloved Spiritual Master.

Saranagati is divided into six divisions:

  1. anukulyasya sankalpa – Accepting those things that are favorable for pure devotion

  2. pratikulyasya varjanam – Rejecting those things that are averse to pure devotion

  3. raksisyatiti visvasa – Having firm faith that Sri Krishna will protect us under all circumstances—from outside foes and inside foes

  4. goptrtve varanam – Accepting Him as the only Sustainer and Maintainer of our real and apparent selves.

  5. atma-niksepa – We all belong to Him i.e., we are of Him.     

  6. karpanya – We should give up all material egos, we should think that we are a spiritual spark, minutest part of the marginal potency (tatastha-shakti) of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna i.e. and therefore we should be humbler than the blade of grass.

A completely surrendered soul has no cause of being worried under any circumstances, under any pressure in this most transitory world. Supreme Lord Sri Krishna protects and sustains always a bonafide surrendered soul. According to our Karma we get congenial and uncongenial environments. Nobody is to be blamed for this.

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