Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
When the Master says, “surrender to me”, he does not mean subservience to him. He simply means, “whatsoever you are right now is not the real you. Put aside this whole false idea of yourself. Give it to me. Give this poison to me”. By surrendering your false, you become the real. And the real can never be surrendered so the Master is not worried about the real. Only the unreal can be surrendered.
A Master will not be able to function if you are not surrendered. You will not open up. You will not allow him passage, you will protect yourself even against him, you will be defensive even against him, you will keep a distance, and you will not allow him too close an approach to you, then there is no possibility. What is surrender? Surrender is only a trust that you are going to open your heart to the Master. It is a risk, who knows what the Master will do to you? Certainly it is a risk.
Surrender is possible only if you are very strong. To surrender needs great strength, great courage, and great risk. Weak people cannot surrender. They cannot trust themselves so much and they can’t be courageous enough to open their hearts before somebody else.
Jesus says, “Unless you are like a child you will not enter into the Kingdom of God.”
The child understands in a different way. First the child has no knowledge, when you know that you don’t know, there is opening. When you know you know, you are closed.
When the question is out of knowledge it is impossible to answer it. When you already think you know, you are in conflict with anything that is going to be said to you. You have something at stake-your knowledge, your past, your belief, and your doctrine. A child has none of these hindrances.