TEXT 16
kamadinam kati na katidha palita durnidesas
tesam jata mayi na karuna na trapa nopasantih
utsrjyaitan atha yadu-pate sampratam labdha-buddhis
tvam ayatah saranam abhayam mam niyunksvatma-dasye
SYNONYMS
kama-adinam—of my masters such as lust, anger, greed, illusion and envy; kati—how many; na—not; katidha—in how many ways; palitah—obeyed; durnidesah—undesirable orders; tesam—of them; jata—generated; mayi—unto me; na—not; karuna—mercy; na—not; trapa—shame; na—not; upasantih—desire to cease; utsrjya—giving up; etan—all these; atha—herewith; yadu-pate—O best of the Yadu dynasty; sampratam—now; labdha-buddhih—having awakened intelligence; tvam—You; ayatah—approached; saranam—who are the shelter; abhayam—fearless; mam—me; niyunksva—please engage; atma-dasye—in Your personal service.
TRANSLATION
" 'O my Lord, there is no limit to the unwanted orders of lusty desires. Although I have rendered them so much service, they have not shown any mercy to me. I have not been ashamed to serve them, nor have I even desired to give them up. O my Lord, O head of the Yadu dynasty, recently, however, my intelligence has been awakened, and now I am giving them up. Due to transcendental intelligence, I now refuse to obey the unwanted orders of these desires, and I now come to You to surrender myself at Your fearless lotus feet. Kindly engage me in Your personal service and save me.'
PURPORT
This verse is also quoted in the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (3.2.35). When we chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra we are saying, "Hare! O energy of the Lord! O my Lord Krsna!" In this way we are simply addressing the Lord and His spiritual potency represented as Radha-Krsna, Sita-Rama, or Laksmi-Narayana. The devotee always prays to the Lord and His internal energy (consort) so that he may engage in Their transcendental loving service. When the conditioned soul attains his real spiritual energy and fully surrenders unto the Lord's lotus feet, he tries to engage in the Lord's service. This is the real constitutional position of the living entity.

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