Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Prapance Poriya Agati“. This song is taken from the book Saranagati (Section: Bhajana Lalasa Song 1). Bhaktivinoda Thakura says we all are engrossed in this material pleasure we are neglecting our devotional services to Shri Shri Krishna. Our sensory organs are dominating us and deviating us from spiritual path. We should pray to Govinda to deliver us from this material anxieties.
prapance podiya, agati hoiya,
na dekhi upaya ar
agatira gati, carane sarana,
tomaya korinu sar
karama geyana, kichu nahi mora,
sadhana bhajana nai
tumi krpa-moya, ami to’ kańgala,
ahaituki krpa cai
miliya e saba, samsare bhasa’ye,
aneka jatane, se saba damane,
chadiyachi asa ami
anathera natha! daki tava nama,
ekhona bharasa tumi
1) O Lord Hari, having fallen helplessly into the illusion of this world, I see no other means of deliverance but You. You are the only recourse for the helpless. I accept the shelter of Your lotus feet as essential.
2) I have no knowledge, no background of pious activities, nor any history of strict devotional practice. But You are full of compassion and kindness. Therefore, although I am certainly destitute, I solicit Your causeless mercy.
3) The powerful urges of speech, mind, anger, tongue, belly, and genital have banded together to cast me adrift on the sea of this material world, thus causing me great anxiety and trouble.
4) After great endeavor to subdue these material demands, I have completely given up all hope. O Lord of the destitute, I call upon Your holy name, for now You are my only shelter.