Surrender and namasmaran

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Student: But how to surrender? Every time I think of surrendering; I feel that I am being submissive to something imaginary. I feel that I am becoming paranoid. Why is this so?

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Surrender and namasmaran

  1. 1. SURRENDER AND NAMASMARAN DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
  2. 2. Student: Sir, it is often said that we have to surrender to our Guru or God. Teacher: It is true that surrender is held in very high esteem! Student: But how to surrender? Every time I think of surrendering; I feel that I am being submissiveto something imaginary. I feel that I am becoming paranoid. Why is this so? Teacher: It is because; we are completely amalgamated in our body, instincts, feelings and our thoughts; we are unable to “sense” our innate core, which is beyond our consciousness! Hence we don’t realize that surrender to Guru or God; is actually; surrender to our own innate core; our true self! If and when this becomes clear the feeling of being paranoid would not emerge! Student: OK! This makes sense theoretically; but; how to actually surrender? Even if I say or think that I have surrendered, how can I vouch for actually having surrendered from the depths of my unconscious and subconscious mind? Moreover; honestly speaking; I cannot deny the fact that mostof the time I behave
  3. 3. according to my urges, impulses, passions, feelings and ideas! How can I then assume or convince to even myself; that I have surrendered? Teacher: This is a very honest admission. Most of us routinely endorse the value of surrender. But we actually don’t understand much about it. It just means that we don’t oppose, we don’t challenge! When we say that we surrender; it actually means that we wish to or would like to be in that coveted position (which we know nothing about) of surrender! Student: Can you please explain further? Teacher: Yes. The beginning of the (unknowingly) surrendering embodies; the acceptance of the advice of NAMASMARAN;by our Guru at least provisionally; and try to implement it. Later; the continuous and protracted practice of NAMASMARANgradually enables us to get rid of the urges and desires of our lower or bodily self and get closer to the nonphysical yet distinct true self and begin to realize that it is no other than NAMA i.e. our Guru!
  4. 4. This pleasant state of being closer to our true self is the next stage of surrender; that ensues! Thereafter; the surrender is an indescribable phenomenon. Thus; from beginning to the end; surrender; is not a planned or a voluntary activity; but the grace of our Guru or our true (but hitherto inaccessible) self! Student: In simple words; I should intensify the practice and promotion of NAMASMARAN;right? Teacher: Yes. Guru is always there; showering His bounties!

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