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Bhagavan Ramana on Surrender
« on: February 03, 2009, 11:17:10 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana said on 18th June 1936:

It is enough if one surrenders oneself. Surrender is to give oneself up to the original cause of one's Being. Do not delude yourself by imagining such source to be some God outside you. One's Source is within oneself. Give yourself up to it. That means you should seek the Source and merge in it.  Because you imagine yourself to be out of it, you raise the question: Where is the Source?

Some contend that sugar cannot taste its own sweetness and that a taster must taste  and enjoy it.  Similarly, an individual cannot be
the Supreme and enjoy the Bliss of that state.   Therefore the individuality must be maintained on the one hand and the Godehad on the other, so that enjoyment may result!  Is God insentient like sugar?  How can one surrender oneself and yet retain one's individuality for the supreme enjoyment?

Furthermore, they also say that the soul reaching the divine region and remaining there, serves the Supreme Being!  Can the sound of the word 'service' deceive the Lord?  Does He not know. Is He waiting for these people's 'service'?  Would not He -- the Pure Consciousness -- ask in turn: "Who are you apart from Me that assume to serve Me?

To say that one is apart from the Primal Source is itself a pretension.
To add that one, divested of the ego, becomes pure and yhet retains individuality only to enjoy or serve the Supreme, is a deceitful strategem. 

(Source: Talks, S.S. Cohen.)

Arunachala Siva.