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shruti & bhagavad giita on prapatti

From: Ram Gopalaswamy (tg_at_etsd.ml.com)
Date: Mon Dec 15 1997 - 06:05:58 PST

shruti expressing attitude of sharaNagati:


agne naya supathaa raaye asmaan
   vishvaani deva vayunaani vidvaan
yuyodhi asmat juhuraaNam enah
    bhuuyishhThaam te nama uktim vidhema  [iisha upanishhad 18 ]

" O Agni, lead us along the auspicious path to prosperity !
  O God, who knowest the means of attainment, remove all obstacles
  coming in our way!
  We offer unto thee salutation with the expression of `namah:` 
"

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ya: brahmaaNam vidadhaati puurvam ya: vai vedaamshca
prahiNoti tasmai; tam ha devam aatmabudhi prakaasham
mumukshhu: vai sharaNam aham prapadye" [shvetaashvatara upanishhad 6.18]

" I, as an aspirant of mokshha, seek refuge in that effulgent God who
  creates Brahma first and who verily delivers to him the vedas."



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Bhagavad Giita supporting surrender:

daivii hi eshhaa guNamayii mama maayaa duratyayaa ;
maam eva ye prapadyante maayaam etaam taranti te  [Bhagavad Giita 7.14 ]

" Verily, this divine illusion of Mine, constituted of the guNas, is 
 difficult to cross over; those who devote themselves to Me alone,
 cross this illusion. "

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tam eva sharaNam gaccha sarva bhaavena bhaarata ;
tatprasaadaat paraam shaantim sthaanam praapsyasi shaashvatam 
[ Bhagavad Giita 18.62 ]

" Take refuge in Me with all your heart, O Bhaarata!
  By His grace shall you attain Supreme peace (and) eternal abode "

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and of course, the final verse (carama shloka) by the Lord:

sarva dharmaan parityajya maamekam sharaNam vraja;
aham tvaam sarva paapebhya: mokshyayishhyaami maa shucha: .
[ Bhagavad Giita 18.66 ]


" Abandoning all duties, take refuge in Me alone;
  I will free you from all sins; sorrow not. "

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