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ULLadu Narpadu - 14
« on: April 03, 2010, 11:05:09 AM »
Padamalai verses of Muruganar, dealing with devotion, surrender
and self surrender, continue:-

Verse 2202:-  Possessing a being consciousness that acts without
any desire or opinion of its own is rejoicing in the divine will.

The Day by Day entry dated 1.3.1946 reads as under:-

Question:  Does not total or complete surrender require that one
should not have left in him the desire even for liberation or God?

Bhagavan:  Complete surrender does require that you have no desire
of your own, that God's desire alone is your desire and that you
have no desire of your own.

Question:-  Now that I am satisfied on that point, I want to
know what are the steps by which I could achieve surrender.

Bhagavan:-  There are two ways, one is looking into the source
of "I" and merging into that source.  The other is feeling "I am
helpless by myself, God alone is all-powerful and except throwing
myself completely on him, there is no other means of safety for me,"
and thus gradually developing the conviction that God alone exists
and the ego does not count.  Both methods lead to the same goal.
Complete surrender is another name for Jnana or liberation.

Verse 445:-  Those around us who say that withdrawing inwardly,
turning towards God, is selfishness are strangers to Consciousness.

Verse 447:-  If it is said that self-surrender, the nature of which
is deeply imbued with a great nobility, is selfishness, then that
which is speaking is the corruption of the ego-mind.

Verse 448:-  "Whatever is the will of the divine, let it happen."
The best attitude of the mind is the one that earnestly desires this.

Verse 449:-  It is this attitude that will sever the bond of the rising
ego, the impurity and bestow the state of supreme bliss.

Talks No. 450 goes like this:-
Bhagavan:  Surrender to Him and abide by His will whether he
appears or vanishes.  Await His pleasure.  If you ask Him to do
as you please.  It is not surrender but command to Him.  You
cannot have Him obey and yet think that you have surrendered.
He knows what is best and when and how to do it.  Leave everything
to Him.  His is the burden.  You have no longer any cares.  All your
cares are His.  Such is surrender.  This is bhakti.

Or enquire to whom these questions arise.  Dive deep in the Heart
and remain as the Self.  One of these two ways is open to the aspirants. 

Verse 1970:-  You will lose your peace and your mind will grieve
if you put your trust in anyone other than God.

Verse 2378:-  It is joyful to move around, feeling happily surrendered
to whatever the grace of the Lord prompts us to do.

Arunachala Siva.