What is Saranagathi? It is total surrender to the supreme God. You have to leave everything to God. This is the highest form of Bhakthi.
நல்லது தீயது நாமறியோம், அன்னை
நல்லது நாட்டுக! தீமையை ஓட்டுக!
But easier said than done. Because you should have the mental attitude to take the good as well as bad as எல்லாம் இறைவன் செயல்.
You may remember the Bahavani Ashatakam stanzas which I had posted earlier. Here is the first stanza.
Na thatho, na matha, na bandur na datha,
Na puthro, na puthri, na bruthyo , na bartha,
Na jayaa na Vidhya, na Vruthir mamaiva,
Gathisthwam, Gathisthwam Thwam ekaa Bhavani.
Neither the mother nor the father, Neither the relation nor the friend,
Neither the son nor the daughter, Neither the servant nor the husband,
Neither the wife nor the knowledge, And neither my sole occupation,
Are my refuges that I can depend, Oh, Bhavani, So you are my refuge
and my only refuge, Bhavani.
Renunciation and Saranagathi go together.
This is the ideal which we should all aim for.
Every one has duties according to the stage of life a person is in. As a son/daughter, student, brahmachari, grahastha, vanaprastha, and sannyasa. The ideals of Renunciation and Saranagathi sometimes comes in conflict with your duties.