We all practice Samarpan Meditation, but do we really understand the meaning of the word ‘Samarpan’? We translate it as ‘surrender’ – but is that the real meaning of the word? In English the word ‘surrender’ is related to wars, battles, where one army surrenders to another on the battlefield, or a criminal surrenders to the police or something similar! The word in this context has attributes of violence or refers to violence or violent action in some form or the other!
Whereas ‘Samarpan’ is related to one soul’s surrender to another Master Soul. Here the word ‘Samarpan’ means a kind of submission to the Master. Complete, total, unconditional surrender to the Master is the nearest meaning to the word Samarpan.
The next question is how does one surrender to the Master? This is not the military ‘surrender’ – this is more of an emotive feeling of submission to a realised Master. Many people have asked this question – they have no clue on how to awaken this feeling.
So what are we surrendering to the Master? – if you introspect, go within, you will most likely get the answer to this question. One surrenders one’s past and then one surrenders one’s ego, one’s desires, one’s feeling of hatred, one’s feeling of anger – in other words all your negative emotions are given up at the Lotus Feet of the Master – if you can do that easily, then one can say that your Samarpan is complete. At least at that moment it is complete!
Surrendering the ego is the most difficult – that is because it keeps manifesting, keeps changing form and keeps fooling you into thinking that – yay! I have lost my ego, I am free! Then some event takes place and your ego pops up again – and then you immediately realise this if you have started living your life as a witness, as a soul. Immediately your soul will give you the warning signs and you become alert and say to yourself – O! I thought I had lost my ego – this is another manifestation! You then surrender this manifestation too and this process continues till you truly become empty – an empty pipe through which Paramatma’s energy flows! Pray that all of us reach that state of freedom which makes us into an empty pipe, a flute, which plays Paramatma’s divine music!