VMA 1.5 : Take shelter of Vrindavan with all your being
Think of Vrindavan with loving longing!
Engage your every limb by rolling in its dust,
Be fixed unshakably in divine love
by offering up your body to the Dham.
Worship Radha’s lover
and give full satisfaction
to every creature here, moving or unmoving.
Vrindavan alone is the supreme destination,
take shelter of it with your entire being. (1.5)
Self-surrender (prapatti or śaraṇāgati) is often considered the fundamental basis of bhakti itself. There are six items that are generally listed as being components of self-surrender.
This is a theme in Raghunath Das Goswami's writing as well.
rasāsvādaṁ premnā dadhad api vasāmi kṣaṇam api
samaṁ tv etad grāmyāvalibhir abhitanvann api kathāṁ
vidhāsye saṁvāsaṁ vraja-bhuvana eva pratibhavam
Indeed, residence in the Dham is the attainment of perfection, whether one knows it or not. The dust of Vrindavan Dham is the dust of Radharani's lotus feet, which is the magic powder that brings the Supreme Lord Krishna under her control. To take shelter of the Dham is to be under the protection of the Lord's internal potency. It is now, more than ever, simply a matter of seeing what is in front of one's eyes.
ālakṣito na sahasā puruṣasya tasya |
taṁ rādhikā-caraṇa-reṇum anusmarāmi ||4||
mahā-nirīhān jana-saṅga-bhītān |
yaḥ sevate’sau vaśayet tad-īśau ||
who are without possessions,
who are immersed in Krishna rasa,
who are desireless
and fearful of the company of the worldly,
by giving them food, clothing and other gifts,
brings its Master and Mistress under his control. (1.74)