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Surrender or Self-Inquiry?
Kumar: Thank you so much for the help, Ramji.
I have one more question that I would like some clarification on, please. When I surrender to the knowledge, I find that I’m not concerned with what happens to this body-mind entity (my ego is usually quite a hypochondriac), and I feel peace and contentment with this surrender. So, is it really necessary to engage the doer mode to get rid of these vasanas? Is it possible to go through life by putting Isvara in the driver seat fully and taking whatever comes (the good and the bad) from the standpoint of awareness? Because neither “good” nor “bad” events and circumstances disturb the peace I experience when I surrender to the knowledge and the joy I feel from this surrender, I feel this is better than anything in the world. Is adharma really adharma if I’m not actively engaging myself in the act?
Ramji: Hi, Kumar.
Surrender is engaging the doer mode. The fact that it removes the negativity and produces bliss is going to take care of the negative vasanas in the fullness of time. Surrender to Isvara is equivalent to self-inquiry. Surrender converts adharma to dharma. Keep it up!