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Surrender

Post by HermitLoon » Fri May 30, 2008 2:41 pm

Surrender to occasional mindless, thoughtless Solitude and Stillness.
Surrender without technique or analysis or seeking or effort.
Surrender to dispassionate, non-judgemental Observation and Acceptance of what is.
Surrender to the Awareness that whatever is needed will be provided.
Peace and Joy are then free to arise.
That is my experience - "My Story".

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Re: Surrender

Post by Sighclone » Fri May 30, 2008 5:53 pm

Easy to say, and probably easy for you and I to do, but harder for others...it's always great to hear that message, though!!

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A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce

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Re: Surrender

Post by tikey » Sat May 31, 2008 2:02 am

I always surrender. Because I figured out that opposing life, being in "NO" is just sick! and funny! and mad! and childish.
so really what I do towars enlightenment is... nothing. I do nothing and the less I do, the closer I'm to it.
That's the brilliant truth, so that after my almost-there experience (satori) I can relax and wait for the new one, but
truly... I think I messed it up... but.. that's just wrong, thinking like that is just worng.... ehhh sad world.
I feel like a bird sitting on a roof, waitning for a good weather. brrh
Im just a cloudless sky :)

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Re: Surrender

Post by artista » Sat May 31, 2008 1:22 pm

Hermit..".Your Story" is wonderful :)
Surrender to present moment, be one with life.

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Re: Surrender

Post by HermitLoon » Sat May 31, 2008 2:55 pm

Thank You Artista :D
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Re: Surrender

Post by Larryfroot » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:32 pm

It is, and always has been, the story of us all. Once the grey rain curtains of the ego fade we see that we have never been separate or separated. That our story was and is altogether irreplaceable in the space of eternity.
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Re: Surrender

Post by innerhike » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:03 am

What an EXCELLENT posting by the original contributor, HermitLoon who started this topic!

Surrender, this is the one word that is the final word on that which cannot be explained.

If I had to summarize things in one word, Surrender is that word.

While it is hard to surrender, partial surrender is way better than no surrender and leads to full and final surrender according to Ramana Maharshi.

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Re: Surrender

Post by HermitLoon » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:27 pm

Thanks Innerhike!

The universe and we (I sense) are on the same path of evolution - from Source to Form to the dissolution of Form and back to Source. I accept and enjoy and surrender to the experiences of the journey - in peace - without resistence or fear - Now.

Whether In form or formless the journey is eternal.

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Re: Surrender

Post by +Jim+ » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:12 pm

You may wish to explore the following questions...

Is surrender a choice, a decision, an act?

Do we surrender because it's the wisest choice?

Is there any trace of motive?

In the unfathomable completeness, what meaning has surrender?

The universe as I bubbles with joy at these questions
Intellectual understanding is totally inadequate for meeting daily life.
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Re: Surrender

Post by HermitLoon » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:03 pm

Great questions Jim :)
Answers can be discovered in the place that questions come from.
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Re: Surrender

Post by Sighclone » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:06 pm

For me, 'surrender' is an act. Or maybe it is a 'non-act.' I can surrender to a thought or a feeling, sort of a mega-acceptance. Maybe, like enlightenement, it is best approached from its opposite. Surrender is 'not fighting.' "To yield is to conquer" - Zen koan. I can surrender to a paradox. Can I surrender to an egoic flash of resistance? Surrender is perhaps the most 'non-egoic' word in English. I can surrender my mind to Stillness. Sometimes.

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Re: Surrender

Post by tikey » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:49 pm

surrender means generating no negativity, and that leads to a conclusion [obiously] that you create no suffering for yourself and others.
to surrender, you have to be conscious of your resistance. if you are, than you can surrender. if you aren't conscious of your resistance, then
myabe your suffering will force you into surrender. maybe or maybe not. in either case- we will all die in the end.
Im just a cloudless sky :)

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Re: Surrender

Post by tikey » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:50 pm

Sighclone wrote:Sometimes.
Your mind wrote that :)
Im just a cloudless sky :)

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Re: Surrender

Post by tikey » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:54 pm

You may wish to explore the following questions...

Is surrender a choice, a decision, an act?
Somehow it is. It is the realisation that the more you fight "against what happens" the more negative you are, and more-anti life you are.
And that leads us to a conclusion that only "yielding" to a situation means resolving it. Solving a problem.
Do we surrender because it's the wisest choice?
Yes. Or beacause we had been forced to. [to be put in the kingdom of heaven kicking and screaming :)]
Is there any trace of motive?
hmm... no.
In the unfathomable completeness, what meaning has surrender?
complete
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Re: Surrender

Post by moonmissy » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:51 pm

Surrender to me is just something so natural....relax, accept....watch.

If you're trying or putting any efforts in surrendering....you're not surrendering.
Zen calls it "the way of no efforts".....just watch.
Before and after there exist not one
Why attachments?

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