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Ego and surrendering

February 12, 2012

“The Western mind always finds it difficult to submit totally to a Guru and without total and unquestioning surrender to the Guru, his help to you is paralysed. That is why generally I advise Westerners to find the guidance and the Presence within themselves; it is true that this process is very often open to uncertainty and self-deception, mistaking some voice of the ego in disguise for the Divine’s guidance. ” (Champaklal.  Champaklal’s treasures, p 27)

 

“In a considerable number of people, it is their body, the physical body, that obstinately resists.  The difficulty is greater for Westerners than for Indians. It’s as though their substance were steeped in falsehood. It also happens with Indians, of course, but generally the falsehood is much more in the vital than in the physical – because after all, the physical has been utilized by bodies belonging to enlightened beings. The European substance seems steeped in rebellion; in the Indian substance this rebelliousness is subdued by an influence of surrender. “ (Mothers Agenda, May 1 1958.)

 

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