Taken from Sacinandana Swami’s “Saranagati ~ Teachings, Realizations and Inspirations”
In Sri Caitanya-Caritamrta the Lord says, “It is My vow that if one only once seriously surrenders unto Me, saying ‘My dear Lord, from this day I am Yours’, and prays to Me for fearlessness, I shall immediately award fearlessness to that person, and he will always remain safe from that time on.”This is a very famous statement. The Lord is so kind that when you take a step towards Him, you may not fully have realized Him as the text says, and you may not always be able to keep up this surrendered attitude, yet the Lord will accept you and protect you, even from the messengers of death, who come with a noose to yank your soul out of your body at the end of your life. This is the power of surrender. “Even if one who has surrendered to Krishna happens to do something sinful because of his former habits, such sinful actions no longer have a destructive effect. Therefore one should adhere to the lotus feet of Krishna very tightly and serve Him under the direction of the spiritual master. Thus, in all conditions one will be akuto-bhaya, free from fear.”, says Srila Prabhupada in his purport to Srimad-Bhägavatam, 6.1.19.
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