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surrender and selfenquiry
« on: September 15, 2011, 09:15:35 PM »
Dear friends,
In self enquiry there seems to be a bench mark wherein the freeedom of thoughts can be deemed to be some indication of progress and further we resort to self enquiry ,especially when the mind is very active.
In the path of surrender, sometimes one experiences spells wherein we seem to have surrendered all and truly feel at peace.
After a few days the feeling wears off and we seem to be back to our normal ego driven existence.Such spells are repeated over a period of time but never sustained for long.
Are such episodes conducive or indicative of Sadhana in the practical sense and can one do something in the period when the feeling of having surrendered begins to wear off so as to sustain the feeling of surrender.
Sundaram Anand


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Re: surrender and selfenquiry
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 02:27:06 PM »

Dear Anand,.

Not only in surrender but also in self inquiry, there are waxing and waning
phases. And we can never make an assessment of our progress.
It takes a long time, to stabilize both, where after only one can 'feel'
that there is progress.  Further this 'progress' can not also be quantified.

Arunachala Siva.