Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Jive Doya Kori”. This song is taken from the book Saranagati (Section: Saranagati Introduction). Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that Sri Caitanya has taught all the fallen souls about the importance of Sarangati. Sarangati means to completely surrender to Sri Krishna and distribute the love of Govinda to all. Sri Krishna Caitanya says that one who follows the six qualities of sarangati is very dear to Him .
sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu jive doya kori’
swa-parsada swiya dhama saha avatari’
atyanta durlabha prema koribare dana
sikhaya saranagati bhakatera prana
dainya, atma-nivedana, goptrtve varana
‘avasya raksibe krsna’—visvasa, palana
bhakti-anukula-matra karyera svikara
sad-anga saranagati hoibe jahara
tahara prarthana sune sri-nanda-kumara
rupa-sanatana-pade dante trna kori’
bhakativinoda pode duhun pada dhori’
kandiya kandiya bole ami to’ adhama
sikhaye saranagati koro he uttama
1-2) Out of compassion for the fallen souls, Sri Krisna Caitanya came to this world with His personal associates and divine abode to teach saranagati, surrender to the almighty Godhead, and to freely distribute ecstatic love of God, which is ordinarily very difficult to obtain. This saranagati is the very life of the true devotee.
3-4) The ways of saranagati are humility, dedication of the self, acceptance of the Lord as one’s only maintainer, faith that Krishna will surely protect, execution of only those acts favorable to pure devotion, and renunciation of conduct adverse to pure devotion.
5) The youthful son of Nanda Maharaja, Sri Krishna, hears the prayers of anyone who takes refuge in Him by this six-fold practice.
6-7) Bhaktivinoda places a straw between his teeth, prostrates himself before the two Goswamis, Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatana, and grasp their lotus feet with his hands. “I am certainly the lowest of men.” he tells them weeping, “but please make me the best of men by teaching me the ways of saranagati”
Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Jive Doya – Sung by HG Agnidev Prabhu
Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Jive Doya – Sung by HG Jai Sachinanadana Prabhu
Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Jive Doya – Sung by HH Bhakti Caru Swami