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Nagaraj

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Surrender
« on: December 02, 2011, 11:25:39 AM »
I must go. . . with God as my only guide. He is a jealous Lord.
He will allow no one to share His authority. One has, therefore,
to appear before Him in all one’s weakness, empty-handed and
in a spirit of full surrender, and then He enables you to stand
before a whole world and protects you from all harm.

Not until we have reduced ourselves to nothingness can we
conquer the evil in us. God demands nothing less than complete
self-surrender as the price for the only real freedom that is worth
having. And when a man thus loses himself he immediately finds
himself in the service of all that lives. It becomes his delight and
his recreation. He is a new man, never weary of spending himself
in the service of God’s creation.

(Mahatma Gandhi)

Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

Subramanian.R

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Re: Surrender
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 11:38:11 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Mahatma Gandhi says: Thus a man who loses himself completely is only fit for service to
others.

If a person could lose himself completely to God, will do service only to God and not to
others. If he could see all others as god (Arunachala Pancharatnam, verse 5), it is fine.
Muruganar calls it as IRai PaNi niRRal, in Guru Vachaka Kovai. In such an exalted state
(self surender), he will be in bliss, and there is neither bondage nor freedom for him.
Sri Bhagavan says in Upadesa Undiyar, verse 29 , about this IRai PaNi NiRRal.


Arunachala Siva.