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ULLadu Narpadu - 12
« on: April 03, 2010, 10:09:28 AM »
Muruganar's Padamalai (Sri Ramana Jnana Bodham) deals in a
number of verses, about devotion, surrender, self-surrender and

Verse 2766:  Offer yourself up unconditionally to the power that is
 your own source  (adhara sakti)

The key quote in Bhagavan's teachings on surrender by saying
that one should surrender by seeking the source of individual
self, he is, in effect, equating the practice of self-enquiry with
that of surrender.  This correlation is mentioned by Bhagavan in
the following reply:

Bhagavan:  Surrender cam tale effect only when it is done with
full knowledge as to what real surrender means.  Such knowledge
comes after enquiry and reflection and ends invariably in self-
surrender.  There is no difference between Jnana and absolute
surrender to the Lord, that is, in thought, word and deed.

(Maharshi's Gospel p.22-23)

In Talks No. 228, Bhagavan says:

It is enough that one surrenders oneself.  Surrender is to give
oneself up to the original cause of one's being.  Do not delude
yourself by imagining such a source to be some God outside you.
You source is within yourself. Give yourself up to it.  That means
that you should seek the source and merge in it.

Verse 2389: To attain the flourishing immortal life in which death
is no means other than surrender.

The Verse 2 of the benedictory verses, also mean the same thing.

Verse 646:-  Since to renounce the ego is to offer up one's self
in surrender, cast out the debased ego-mind that proclaims itself
to be "I".

In Talks No. 28 it reads:

Question:  If "I" also be an illusion, who then came off the illusion?

Bhagavan:  The "I" casts off the illusion of "I" and yet remains
as "I".  Such is the paradox of Self-realization.  The realized do
not see any contradiction in it.  Take the case of bhakti.  I
approach Iswara and pray to be absorbed in Him. I then surrender
myself in faith and by concentration.  What remains afterwards?
In place of the original "I", perfect self-surrender leaves a residuum
of God in which the "I" is lost.  This is the highest form of devotion
(parabhakti), prapatti, surrender, or the height of vairagya.

You give up this and that of 'my' possessions.  If you give up
"I" and "mine" instead, all are given up at a stroke.  The very
seed of possession is lost.  Thus the evil is nipped in the bud
or crushed in the germ itself.  Dispassion (vairagya) must be
very strong to do this.  Eagerness to do it must be equal to
that of a man kept under water trying to rise up to the surface
for his life.         

Verse 1246:-  This destruction of the ego, this loss of individuality
-- a state in which attachments to the non-Self does not find a
foothold -- is self-surrender.

Verse 2635:-  To be absorbed, through surrender of the self, in
the non-dual state of Mauna, is the supreme truth.

Verse 1528:- That which constitutes offering oneself up to the
Self is living the life that shines, free of the false delusive mind,
known as "I".   

Once someone asked:  In the opinion of Sri Aurobindo, surrender
is the main sadhana.

Bhagavan:  That surrender is also accepted here.  But when
surrender is complete, there will be no distinction.....

Arunachala Siva.