Six Symptoms of Surrender

23rd Nov 2002
Gomathi Ganga devi dasi

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Srila Gurudev!

When a person becomes firmly convinced about the importance of devotional service, he surrenders unto the Supreme Lord. There are six symptoms of surrender (given by Srila Prabhupada in one of his purport from Narada-bhakti sutra) :

1) One should perform only those actions favorable for devotional service to Krsna.

2) One should give up everything unfavorable for discharging devotional service.

3) One should firmly believe that Krsna will protect one in all circumstances and that no one is a better protector than Krsna.

4) One should have the conviction that Krsna is one's maintainer, and one should not take shelter of any demigod for maintenance.

5) One should always remember that one's activities and desires are not independent. In other words, the devotee should feel completely dependent on Krsna and thus he should act and think as Krsna desires.

6) One should always think himself the poorest of the poor and feel totally dependent on the mercy of Krsna.

Srila Prabhupada ki Jai !

Thank you very much.
Your servant,
Gomathi Ganga devi dasi