26 April 2014 - QA 6

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.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

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 long will you suffer the pain? Suffer for as long as you can, but when you cannot do it anymore then surrender.

When you are experiencing pain and suffering, go through it, experience it. When you start feeling that you cannot take it anymore, then the voice of surrender arises automatically from within.