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  1. Is true surrender god given? How can human beings try to achieve it?

    For god’s sake, don’t try to surrender. I think this word surrender has been misused so many times that it is scary. So I would say keep that word away somewhere; put it in the lake if you want. Just be natural, simple and don’t try to surr ...

  2. Since we surrender our botheration, pain and problems to you, are we running away from our responsibilities?

    No! You should have a balance there. You give your 100% and then leave the rest. Surrender does not mean running away from responsibilities, it is a sense of assurance in you that yes things are going to be well.

  3. Gurudev, in the Bhagavad Gita you have asked us to surrender all our negative qualities to you. But how do I surrender my negative qualities when I am not bothered by them.

    Yes, only when you feel pinched by your negative qualities, will you feel like surrendering. When there is a wound and you feel pain, only then you feel like surrendering. Then the thought comes, 'Let me surrender this and become empty'. How lon ...

  4. Gurudev, please speak on Surrender. Many times, people associate surrender to weakness.

    You know, the word Surrender has two aspects. One is the eastern aspect of surrender, and the other is from the western perspective.
    When you are defeated then you surrender, isn't it? This is one type of surrender, i.e., slavery.
    Slaves surrende ...
  5. Gurudev, in Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna said to take refuge in him. What does it mean? Please elaborate.

    Taking refuge means relaxing. Just like how a child feels when he knows that mother is at home.
    When the mother is at home, the child is confident. In the subconscious mind, a child is very comfortable knowing mother is at home. A sense of security, a ...
  6. Gurudev, yesterday you said that anyone who has surrendered to God cannot do anything wrong. Even Ravana (the King of Lanka in the Ramayana) was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Then how did he commit such a misdeed (referring to his abducting Lord Rama’s wife Sita)?

    There seems to be a different Ramayana that is followed in Sri Lanka. According to that, it was Lord Rama who made a big mistake (of leaving his wife unattended in the forest during their exile).
    See, this is a matter of perception. In Sri Lanka they ...
  7. Jai Gurudev, my question is related to surrender. Please elaborate on what is the conflict between Surrender and Ego?

    See, what do you have to surrender? You will not surrender something that is good. You do not have to surrender love. You do not need to surrender truth. So what will you surrender?
    You surrender your bad habits, your problems, stress and all that whi ...
  8. Please talk about surrender?

    What is it that you have to surrender? Anyway everything belongs to the Divine already. But when you think that something belongs to you, then I say, ‘Let go’. When you are holding onto something so tight, that is when I say, ‘Hey, relax’. Relaxation ...
  9. Gurudev, in many of the knowledge books, I have read that everything is just One consciousness and we are part of that One. In that case, what do you mean by surrender? What is it that we are surrendering and to whom do we surrender when it is just One consciousness?

    Yes, correct.
    Actually there is nothing to surrender, but when the mind feels, ‘I am separate, I am different, I am alone’, to let that go, you surrender and just relax.
    It is like the mother at home feeling. To generate the mother at h ...
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