Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 18 Nov 2021


Is surrender the first step or the consequence of learning spiritual knowledge?

[Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, Is "Surrender" the first step of learning spiritual knowledge or is it the consequence of learning spiritual knowledge? Kindly answer my question Swami. I am very happy with whatever You gave me. Thank You so much. Your defective servant and devotee, Bharat Krishna.]

Swami Replied:- Surrender is the fruit of the final step called Karmayoga, which results from theoretical devotion, which (theoretical devotion) results from the Spiritual knowledge. Surrender is a practical step and not a theoretical step done by mind, which can vary any time. Total surrender is the ultimate final step, which results in the ultimate step called Mahaanivrutti or madness for God.