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Surrender is Liberating

Posted on 16 September 2012 by Meena-Om

Total surrender to the Almighty is the highest form of bhakti. It stands for accepting every situation as a gift or prasad from God.

Problem is that we are never in surrender. Surrender is giving whole and complete attention to whatever is at hand. Surrender to the moment and grasping maximum out of it that is the benefit of surrender whole and complete. Surrender is liberation not captivation. Surrender is not complete till ego is there, when you are taking knowledge from the guru for knowledge’s sake. Boosting your ego you know so much or judging the guru how evolved he is or how much he knows. So surrender lies in the moment, what you are imbibing from the moment for your growth…it should be imbibed with your whole being. This is for students too. Be in total surrender of the teacher so you can imbibe everything. You will never forget it. If you study in complete surrender in class, you will never forget knowledge gained and then surrender becomes wisdom when you play on the ground of life.

This brings to mind a story about a marble slab which became envious of a marble sculpture that every one admired. The slab, now being used as a floor tile, was furious that people trampled on it while they admired the sculpture even though they were both from the same mine and same rock. Fed up of the slab’s whining, the sculpture reminded the tile that when they were being sculpted, the slab had resisted the blows of hammer and pricks of the chisel, the hardship in the process of sculpting and so was left to remain a tile. On the other hand, the sculpture, as a slab itself, decided to be in the surrender of the sculptors, accepting all the chiselling and hammering and hence was moulded into something beautiful. It was all a question of surrender.

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