nārāyaṇo nāma naro narāṇāṃ prasiddhicoraḥ kathitaḥ pṛthivyām anekajanmārjitapāpasañcayam haratyaśeṣaṃ smṛtamātra eva — “There is said to be a person called Nārāyaṇā who is a popular thief among men on earth. He robs away all the accumulated sins that have been earned over several births, just on remembering Him.”
nārāyaṇeti mantro'sti vāgasti vaśavartinī tathā'pi narake ghore patantītyetadadbhutam — “There is one mantra called ‘Nārāyaṇā’. There is a tongue at one’s disposal. Yet people fall into Naraka. This is a wonder!”
-Śrī Kṛṣṇāmṛta Mahārṇava by Viṣṇupāda Madhvācārya.
|| pāpo'haṃ pāpakarmāhaṃ pāpātmā pāpasambhavatrāhi mam kṛpayā deva śaraṇāgatavatsala ||
“Oh lord who is benevolent on his refugees, I am sin, my deeds are sinful, my nature is sin, and I am born from sin. Please protect me from oh Lord!”