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Re: kaNNan piRandhAn!

From: Ram Gopalaswamy (gopalram_at_erols.com)
Date: Thu Sep 03 1998 - 21:20:16 PDT

namo bhagavate vaasudevaaya,

Dear vaishhNava-s,

Thanks to our dear shrii. ananta-padmanaabha-daasan and shrii. V.Sadagopan
for their excellent vaishhNava writings.

gauDiya vaishhNava's concept of sharaNaagati seems similar to that of 
shrii-sampradaaya in some respects.

Though I (unfortunately) am not yet a real practitioner of either sampradaaya
, from the gauDiya literature I have, I can tell that, like vedaanta-deshika, 
shriila sanaatana gosvaami (one of the principal gauDiya vaishhNava aacaarya-s)
in his work, "hari-bhakti-vilaasa" (11.417) also emphasises sharaNaagati 
with six anga-s:
 
           "aanukuulyasya sankalpaH praatikuulyasya varjanaM
            rakshishhyatiiti vishvaasaH goptR^tve varaNaM tathaa
            aatma-nikshepa-kaarpanye shhaD-vidhaa sharaNaagatiH "

    Translation by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedaanta svaami shriila
    Prabhupaada,
    " The six aspects of full surrender to KR^ishhNa are 
       (1) accepting things favourable for devotional service,
       (2) rejecting things unfavourable 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. "


-Ram