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SrirangaGadyam 2

From: Sriran Ramanujam +1 614 860 6672 (sriram_at_cbnea.att.com)
Date: Thu Oct 26 1995 - 14:01:00 PDT

svAtma nitya niyAmya nityadAsyaikarasAtma
svabhAvAnusandhAna pUrvaka bhavadanavadhikAtisaya
svAmyAdi akhilaguNa gaNAnubhAvajanita anavdhikAtisya
pritiKarita asEsasEsataikaratirUpa nityakainkaryaprApyupAya
bhakti tadupAya samyagjnAna tadupAya
samIchInakriyA tadanuguNAs AtvikAstikyAdi samastAtmaguNA
vihInaha duruttarAnanta tadviparyaya jnAnakriyAnuguNa
anAdipApavAsanA mahArNavAntarnimagnaha tilatailavat(e)
dAruvahnivat(e) durvivEchatriguNa kshaNaksharaNasvabhAva
achEtanaprakrtivyAptirUpa duratyaya bhagavamAyAtirOhita
svaprakAsaha AnAdyAsavidyanchitAnantaAsakya visramsana
karmapAsapAsapragrathitaha anAgatAnantakAlasamIksyapi
adrashtasantArOpAyaha nikhilajantu jAtasaraNya! sriman!
nArAyaNa! tavacharaNAravaindayugaLam saraNamaham prapadyE||

The gist of this part of the text is "I seek your lotus feet
as my refuge", various epithets qualifying "I" are enumerated
The Lord is then addressed with a few exclamatory epithets before
the formal surrender.

I whose essential nature is built to be ever commanded by Him,
understanding this nature and ever thinking of it, meditating always
on His great Lordship and all his auspicious qualities, with a 
devotion which is a means to the service in the form of an intense
desire to be of service in all forms under all conditions, possessed of 
ripe knowledge which would lead to devoted service, engaged in action in 
the form of  service to	Him, lacking as I am in personal qualities 
like virtue (satva) and firm faith, possessed as I am of qualities and 
conduct directly opposite to that enumerated and hence steeped in an 
ageless ocean of sin incapable of being crosses, with naturally endowed
knowledge and lustre covered by inevitable association with prakriti
which by nature is susceptible to continous change and is a mixture of the
threefold qualities (satva,rajas&tamas), the inevitable association 
being ordinarily inseparable like oil in the gingelly seed and fire in
firewood; bound inextricably by the rope or karma in the form of virtue
and sin collected over ages out of ignorance; I who cannot find the means
of over-coming this bond to samsAra however long I may try; I take refuge
in your lotus feet as the only means of emancipation O, nArAyaNa! ever 
associated with Sri! The refuge of all created beings! I seek your protection.