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The description of surrender
« on: July 24, 2009, 12:30:55 PM »
The idea of surrender has been described very poetically by
Azhwars and Nayanmars, the Vaishnava and Saiva saints of the

One Azhwar has said to the Lord of Tirupati:  "Let me be a step,
in the inner sanctorum of yours, so that every devotee would
place his leg and cross over to see you!"

Bhagavan Ramana has said in Arunachala Stuti Panchakam the
concept of surrender in many ways.

He says in Sri Arunachala Padigam Verse 2:  O Arunachala, the
Form of Love, let me contemplate on you and melt like wax
before the fire....My refuge is You.  Your wish is my wish. And
that is the bliss for me!

In Verse 5, He says: Let me not suffer like a deer trapped in the
net.  Please find a way out for my distress.  But where is my mind
to think about my suffering and trapping?

In Verse 6, He says:  "O Arunachala, let me not be like a frog
always staying near the lotus.  Let me be like a bee which takes
the honey from the lotus.  Otherwise there is not salvation for me!"

In Verse 8, He says:  "O Arunachala, I am mad with the delusion
of this world.  Please give me your feet that is the medicine for
this madness.  You are the Hill Medicine for all madness, O the
large Hill, O the Primordial!"

In Verse 9, He says," Let me not bear the burden of this world.
Please take me out of this job of carrying the load.  What is
burden for you? (Nothing).  Please do not forsake me from your

One ardent devotee of Bhagavan Ramana told Brahmasri Nochur
Venkatraman in Tiruvannamalai:  "I must have at least been a
lice on one of the monkeys of the Hill, which Bhagavan had
caressed!  If that fortune had not been there for me, how can I
come to Tiruvannamalai!"  This is the true poetic description
of total surrender.  Nin Ishtam, En ishtam, Your wish is my wish!

Arunachala Siva.