Surrender is not that you should give up your family, give up your children or give up your houses and homes and your properties. Surrendering is here: give up your ego to begin with and then give up your conditionings....
In surrendering, actually you develop a kind of a state where I would say you become a sanyasi from within. That means nothing can dominate you. A sanyasi is a person who is above everything else. Nothing can stick to him. He just looks at things and he knows what it is. He may not say he knows everything and he does not do whatever is wrong. He is so detached that in that detachment only he can see what is wrong. He starts seeing his family people. He starts seeing other surroundings. Everywhere he starts seeing what is wrong and he does not identify with them. It is very surprising. So this is the quality one has to understand. Surrendering does not mean outside things to be surrendered. What is there? These are all stones. What are you surrendering? Surrendering means cleansing yourself completely, getting completely detached. Detachment is the only way you can rise....
So surrendering has another side: assumption – an assumption that “I am a Sahaja Yogi and I can absorb all these powers within myself.” So one side is surrendering. Why to surrender? – to absorb. Automatically, when you are surrendered, you absorb. But once you have absorbed, then you should retain and assume within yourself. Know that you have these powers.
(Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi 14 March 1994)
So the first thing is, eh, as you call ‘the surrender’ to one fact, not surrender to Me or surrender to anyone, but surrender your ego and surrender your superego. Ego means that, “No I can do it, I am the one, I will do it.” You cannot. The reason is only an enlightened light can enlighten another light. That’s all. The second one, the second point, in this surrendering you do not surrender your money, you do not surrender anything, none of your powers. You have seen now.(1985-06-05)
So this is his, the quality one has to understand, surrendering doesn’t mean outside things to be surrendered. What is there, these are all stones, what are you surrendering? Surrendering means cleansing yourself completely, getting completely detached. Detachment is the only way you can rise.