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The English word ‘Surrender’ for Samarpan could be misleading. Surrender could be out of fear and force. The vanquished army surrenders before the powerful one. The proclaimed offender surrenders before the police. The slave surrenders before his buyer Master, Samarpan in total is out of devotion and love. It comes from the inner most heart of the seeker. The devotee renders Samarpan to self without any ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’.

जब उसकी रजा पर छोड दिया, आबाद करे बर्बाद करे।
जिसका था उसको सौंप दिया, दिल दे के तकाज़ा कौन करे।।

When we have rendered complete Samarpan to him whether to survive us or suffer us, we won’t grumble or moan about. After returning everything to the right owner who would seek for its possession;

What stands in the way of complete Samarpan is that uncertain leasehold is considered as permanent freehold. Ephemeral is taken for permanent. The rope is considered as snake. Whatever we consider our permanent property has to be taken away sooner or later. A Land smiles over dead bodies of two brothers killed for its possession and proclaims that land belongs to nobody. It is the Maya, attachment and ego which cause all the anxiety and worry and stand as an adamant wall in the way of SAMARPAN.

What to talk of worldly possessions even this body for which we crave for worldly pleasures and possessions is not ours. This life is compared to a clock:


The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when hands will stop
At late or early hour
Now is the only time you own
Live, love toil with a will
Place no faith in Tomorrow for
The clock may then be still

Total Samarpan to "Thy Will Be Done” provides us peace and Bliss but it must be total in letter and spirit. Mere chanting that all is yours but in the heart of hearts the feeling that possession must be mine is not Samarpan. God makes note in His diary that a devotee was chanting, "Everything is His". Again next morning the same sentence was repeated. Then God realized that the aspirant does not mean it by repeating over again and again.

Samarpan is that we relinquish all our desires, possessions and anxieties and leave them to Him. Same feelings were expressed by Paramhans Yoganand Ji:-

"If God were to say to me to-day: Come home! Without a backward glance I would leave all my obligations here; organizations, buildings, plans, people and hasten to obey Him. Running the world is His responsibility. He is the doer, not you or I. We must never think in terms of how much we are doing for Him. Rather we think only of how much He is doing for us. He has given us a body through which we can render service to others. A mind to think about Him and His wonders and a heart to love Him as our father and maker and sole benefactor.

Above all He gave us freedom whether to look for Him or for His gifts only. Alas! We crave for gifts only and strive for them and not for the giver. We see the horse only and not the rider. We must not go to bed without giving God the deepest attention that is meditation, thus paving the way for complete Samarpan. We would not die but die for Him if it is necessary. In complete Samarpan, we must pray, “Lord, our hands and feet are working for you. You have given us a certain part to play in this world and everything we are doing is for you.

अब सौंप दिया इस जीवन का, सब भार तुम्हारे हाथों में।
हैं जीत तुम्हारे हाथों में, और हार तुम्हारे हाथो में।।

Now we have handed out all the reigns of life to you, victory is in your hands and defeat in your hands.

If in letter and spirit, we pray to Him and try to do everything for Him, we shall have Peace & Bliss and our worldly jobs will never be spoiled. There is no way to find God’s love other than to surrender to Him totally out of devotion. We must be the master of our mind so that we may offer it to Him. God is the only one who remains with us while all others who claimed to be with us till eternity, have forsaken us either for their heavenly abode or for some petty reasons. So our greatest of all duties is to render Samarpan to God or at least remember Him all the time. The first thing in the morning is to meditate on Him and think how you can devote your life in His service so all day long you will be filled with joy.

Total peace and Bliss will be ours when we have unswerving faith in Him and in His mercy which is showering on all of us all the time. If we have turned our vessel upside down and do not catch a drop of His mercy, it is not His fault. The wind of His mercy is blowing all the time. Unfurled sails will not catch the wind. It is not at all wind’s fault. So in order to be in Bliss all the time which is our true nature, we must always remember Him and then we would recite along with Gurudev Shri Swami Vishvas Ji:-

ये सैर क्या है अजब अनोखा, कि राम मुझमें राम में हूँ।
बिन सूरत अजब है जलवा, कि राम मुझमें मैं राम में हूँ।।

Strange is the world within and exquisite is the experience without name and form that I and Self are one. I and My father are one.

He is not sitting far away in heaven or hills but He dwells within the innermost shrine of ours. Only the adamant wall of pony ego, the restless mind and false self stands between us and Him. The wall can be razed through meditation. Mind is a continuous flow of thoughts and it is always a rush hour day in and day out. By witnessing your thoughts persistently and intently without any appreciation or condemnation, we go beyond mind and beyond the adamant wall. We do not have to do anything but watching and witnessing and being awake all the time and our Samarpan will be spontaneous without any stress or strain or any strenuous effort.

When we come out of deep meditation, we never boast how much we have worked for God and for how long we have meditated. Those who work for the Lord never think in terms of how much they are doing for Him. Rather they think only of how much He is doing for them. They enjoy Bliss which is neither joy nor sorrow and resign themselves to His will.

राजी हैं हम उसी में, जिस में तेरी रजा है,
यहाँ यूँ भी वाह वाह है, वहाँ वूँ भी वाह वाह है।।

Thy will be done!

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