May I?

O my lord, O best of the givers of benediction, if you will kindly grant me the benediction I desire, please let me not meet death from any of the living entities created by you. Grant me that I not die within any residence or outside any residence, during the daytime or at night, nor on the ground or in the sky. Grant me that my death not be brought by any being other than those created by you, nor by any weapon, nor by any human being or animal. Grant me that I not meet death from any entity, living or non-living. Grant me, further, that I not be killed by any demigod or demon or by any great snake from the lower planets. Since no one can kill you in the battlefield, you have no competitor. Therefore, grant me the benediction that I too may have no rival. Give me sole lordship over all the living entities and presiding deities, and give me all the glories obtained by that position. Furthermore, give me all the mystic powers attained by long austerities and the practice of yoga, for these cannot be lost at any time.” – Srimad Bhagavatham 7.3.35-38

If we don’t want to realise the purpose of life as a human being and indulge in everything else other this, we are inferior to even demons whose only purpose in their life is sense gratification. The above verse is from Srimad Bhagavatham where Hiranyakasipu, the king of the demons, on performing long austerities to Lord Brahma asks for the above benedictions thinking himself over-smart only to be put to dust later by Lord Narasimhadeva, the magnificent incarnation of The Supreme Personality of Godhead – Lord Shri Krishna/Lord Vishnu.

This prayer/poem “May I” is an inspiration based on the above benedictions by Hiranyakasipu in order to understand what is our actual position and what should be our real aspiration. “May I” is dedicated to Lord Narasimhadeva, the man-lion incarnation.

May I!

May I beg Lord Shri Krishna that I forever be under His protection and fully surrendered to him!

May these transgressions from spiritual pursuits to be realised only for the time being till I am absolved of my family responsibilities and obligations!

May I able to quit family life then and forever be under Your mercy and protection O Shri Krishna!

May I always live with minimalistic needs while all the time involve myself in chanting your Holy names, reading, writing and listening about You and Your pastimes!

May I quit this body at Your will, while being forever remain surrendered to You life after life!

May this soul always be at Your mercy, so there is no reason to ask for any benediction from You!

May whatever be the condition You put to this soul Please let me always remember You because without your remembrance this soul just cannot exist!

 May I beg You to make me remain as a dust under Your lotus feet since I don’t know to perform any austerities properly nor I know to interpret you properly. All I know is You only!

May I forever be under the shelter of your pure devotees and by fully surrendered to them to solicit their company to continuously chant Your names and Your Holy pastimes!

May I not want any palatable food that kindles the taste buds that drag me into the mode of passion and ignorance. I also don’t want anything else that will make me forget You!

May I not sleep at all because it will make me forget You and to chant Your Holy names all the time – Hare Krishna Mahamantra, Vishnu Sahasranamam and all glorious prayers written for You by Your devotees – prayers that are worthy to be sung!

May I always sing Your prayers describing Your insignia – Sudarshan chakra conch club sword bow etc which are non-different from You!

May I always sing prayers about your glorious incarnations matsya kurma varaha Narasimha Vamana Parasurama Rama Balarama Krishna Kalki which are non-different from you!

May I always sing prayers about your consorts who are your internal potencies – Goddess Maha Lakshmi,  Srimati Radharani and so on!

May I forget hunger, thirst, family relationships and whatever material assets you have given me that will anyway leave me at the time of quitting this body which is only a bag that is constantly emitting foul substances but still wants to enjoy these impermanent things called material nature!

May I always remember You because You only are the object and objective worth remembering!

May I always remember you because You are the only one who is eternal – existing before the creation, during the creation, during the sustenance, during the annihilation and also after the annihilation You only remain!

May I always be surrendered to You without any inhibitions or any expectations!

May I always remain surrendered to You and be under Your protection seeking absolutely nothing from anyone or anything else!

May I always continue to remain in this mindset of being fully surrendered to You under any situation that may be imposed because of karma!

May this commitment of being fully surrendered to you never ever waver no matter what, irrespective of whatever tribulations that I may be put in!

May this act of surrendering to you unconditionally be the only permanent thing in my mind!

May I beg you to accept my Surrender to you – this insignificant soul – and resolve me of all the sins and harms that I have committed to myself and to any living being either willingly or unwillingly!

May I sincerely seek Your forgiveness and beg You to accept my surrender and that I face all the eventualities that will arise out of my foolishness wholeheartedly and make sure I do not commit the same foolishness again!

Finally, please accept my surrender and make me do everything for You without expectation of any reward and make me do everything ONLY for the satisfaction to you!

And by surrendering to You unconditionally Please let your unsurmountable illusory energy Maya not act on me for without wholehearted surrender to Your Lotus feet, this is just not possible!

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!

Om Namo Naaraayanaaya!

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya!

A resolute prayer to Lord Shri Krishna

I dedicate this resolute prayer to Lord Shri Krishna to Goddess Sarawathi, the Goddess of learning, the most divine, the most worshippable to all/of all, who is working under the directions of Lord Hayagreeva, a “Gnanaswaroopa” (embodiment of all spiritual growth, knowledge and wisdom) incarnation of My Lord Shri Krishna / My Lord Naaraayana and who is the consort of Lord Brahma.

Otherwise, I absolutely don’t have the power to comprehend anything in this material world that is full of duality, total confusion, total incoherence, hypocrisy, rampant materialism and total loss of original spiritual values.


Lord Shri Krishna knows I have fully surrendered every bit of me to Him.

Lord Shri Krishna knows I don’t have any individuality anymore.

Lord Shri Krishna knows all my senses, gross, subtle and all the sense organs and the organs of action will no longer perform its functions to gratify itself, the mind and the objects around it.

Lord Shri Krishna had completely transformed me through His miracles, mercy, magnanimity, tolerance, influence (SB 1.16.26-30) by all of his 40 prominent transcendental qualities, with events that had happened to make me fully aware of His Omni-presence.

Lord Shri Krishna has fully protected me from innumerable circumstances that made me absolutely helpless in handling them and this made me fully dependent on Him, so much that He made, makes and will make me fully ignore the consequences of these circumstances because all of them are of material nature.

Lord Shri Krishna has rekindled my faith through the transcendental literatures of Srimad Bhagavatham and Srimad Bhagavad Gita that has made me fully surrendered to Him.

Lord Shri Krishna is fully protecting me by preventing any embarrassing situations that could have happened, that is happening now and that will happen in the future by making me indifferent to all of them since He has made me realize that these situations would serve no ultimate purpose.

Lord Shri Krishna has made me surrender to my very existence to Him now, there is no longer “I” “me” “mine” or any duality. My “I” is now fully dissolved to “i” as of now only because the jiva is still dwelling in the material body and only Lord Shri Krishna knows when to free the jiva from the shackles of material existence.

Various functions still need to be performed with the sense objects in this material world through the five sense organs controlled by the mind, intelligence and false ego and the five organs of action has to continue its functions as long as the jiva continues to reside in this dumb material body that is continuing to decaying all the time.

On one fine day, this material body will become totally unfit for the jiva soul to reside and will be fit only for consumption by dogs, owls, jackals, vultures, worms, or if lucky, by fire through proper cremation rites. Somehow, the jiva still has to either force its way out through the nine gates of the body to take residence in another such material body or having become free of attachments and becoming absolutely free from the modes of material nature, reside permanently in Lord Shri Krishna’s abode serving Him eternally.

This last option again depending on keeping up the Surrender to Lord Shri Krishna for the rest of the life and following Lord Shri Krishna in Srimad Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatham with renewed vigour and listening and abiding to His instructions in His form as Paramatma or Supersoul dwelling in the heart besides the individual jiva.

Lord Shri Krishna is the Paramatma or the Supersoul residing in my heart and He has awakened the jiva because of the jiva’s persistent failure in its search for bliss by persistently associating with the material body and objects, thereof in which it is dwelling.

The jiva has finally got the “brains” now to realise that it is not the doer and that it needs to surrender to the Supersoul or Paramatma also known as Avigyaata residing with him side by side, monitoring and waiting to help all the time.

(Om Avignatre Namah – 482/1000th name for Lord Shri Krishna/Lord Shri Vishnu in Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam) which means the supreme personality who cannot be seen / known by ordinary means)

Lord Shri Krishna, through his causeless mercy being shown because of a simple act of total surrender has enlivened the jiva soul with the real path of attaining supreme bliss.

All one needs to do is not to get entangled to the material world again, though the material nature through the senses and the mind provides abundant opportunities for the jiva soul to get mis-directed even if it shows a tinge of inclination towards the sway of the three modes of material nature, goodness, passion and ignorance.

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Lord’s Abode

The night is the time of the devil…
that brings haunting memories of times bygone…
that reminds of the strained relationships
and the promises that were broken…
the nightmares that makes the head spin…
wishing the daybreak to come…
to get up from the bed tired and broken-hearted…
the day starts all over again…
the cycle repeats again and again…
till the Lord holds in His arms…
and gives a promise of reassurance…
Child…I am there…
I am invisible to everyone…
but i am always in your heart…
to soothe you the pains from this external world…
Look at yourself internally…
You will see me in your heart…
remember this and go to sleep…
no devil will come near you…
no nightmare will haunt you..
no one will accompany you…
except Me…
to the final destination…
to the place of no return…
with joy abound…
and everlasting peace..
that is My abode….

Inspired by the Poem: The Evening Came by BLINDZANYGIRL.

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Prayer for Surrender

O Lord Shri Krishna!

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I stand before you having been overtaken and bitten by the serpent of time,

I have frittered away all my time,

In useless materialistic pursuits that are for nought,

Not realising the python of time in the form of death lurking any moment,

Having transmigrated through millions of species since time immemorial,

Now achieved this rare human form by Your grace,

That alone has the faculties of self-realization,

But…Alas…I have not gone beyond the four basic instincts,

Of eating, sleeping, mating and defending,

Living like the lower species of life,

Without understanding the real purpose of life,

Now, you have made me surrender to your beautiful lotus feet,

From whose toe nails the mighty Ganges emanated,

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To lift me up from this abominable condition,

To your abode,

To live with you forever,

Now activate my soul to look to the Supersoul (Paramatma) residing in the heart,

For the rest of my life,

To guide me,

To realise my follies,

To attain self-realization,

To cross the mighty ocean of material existence,

Just like one crosses the water over a cow’s hoofprint,

For this, I surrender to thee… Lord Shri Krishna!

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