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Embracing Complete, Unconditional Surrender

Girish Borkar
3 min readFeb 7, 2024


In the existential maze, where the currents of life toss us to and fro, there exists a beacon of profound wisdom — the path of complete, unconditional surrender. This journey transcends the limitations of the ego and invites us to relinquish control, allowing the divine to draw its intricate design through the canvas of our lives.

At the heart of complete, unconditional surrender lies trust — a surrendering of the ego’s incessant need to dictate outcomes and manipulate circumstances. It is an acknowledgment that there exists a greater intelligence, a divine orchestration that guides the cosmos with impeccable precision. To surrender is to trust in this higher wisdom, to surrender our will to the divine will, knowing that it navigates us towards our highest good.

Yet, complete, unconditional surrender demands more than passive resignation; it requires active participation. It is not about relinquishing responsibility but rather about aligning our actions with the flow of divine grace. Surrender becomes a dynamic dance between effort and letting go, where we engage wholeheartedly in the pursuit of our goals while remaining detached from the outcome.

The anushthan is now in progress, where His Holiness Shivkrupanand Swamiji has gone into 45 days’ isolation and is watching our progress from up there. This is the most auspicious time to practice complete, unconditional surrender, transcending our ego and entering that space which allows us to flow with the tides of life.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna imparts this timeless wisdom to Arjuna, urging him to perform his duties without attachment to the fruits of his actions. This teaching encapsulates the essence of complete, unconditional surrender — to act from a place of inner alignment, free from the shackles of desire and expectation.

Surrender also necessitates a willingness to embrace uncertainty — to surrender our need for certainty and control. In a world characterised by impermanence, change is the only constant. When we cling to a false sense of security, we imprison ourselves in a cycle of fear and resistance. Complete, unconditional surrender invites us to release our grip on the illusion of certainty, embracing the unknown with open arms.

Moreover, surrender invites us to confront our deepest fears and insecurities — to surrender our masks and pretensions, allowing our authentic selves to shine forth. It is a journey of radical self-acceptance, where we embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections with compassion and grace. In surrendering to the truth of who we are, we discover a profound sense of liberation and inner peace.

Perhaps the greatest challenge of complete, unconditional surrender is the surrender of the ego itself — the dissolution of the illusion of separateness. The ego, with its incessant chatter and relentless pursuit of validation, erects barriers between ourselves and the divine. To surrender the ego is to dissolve these barriers, allowing the light of divine consciousness to illuminate every corner of our being.

In the Christian tradition, Jesus epitomises complete, unconditional surrender through his crucifixion and resurrection. His willingness to lay down his life for the salvation of humanity exemplifies the ultimate act of surrender — surrendering to the divine plan, even in the face of unimaginable suffering.

Ultimately, complete, unconditional surrender is not a destination but a continual unfolding — a journey of surrendering ever more deeply into the arms of the divine. It is a surrender that transcends words and concepts, leading us into the boundless expanse of pure awareness.

In the surrender of our individual will, we discover the infinite power of divine grace — a grace that carries us effortlessly through the vicissitudes of life. Complete, unconditional surrender becomes the gateway to profound transformation, leading us home to the heart of our true nature.

In the end, as we surrender completely and unconditionally to the divine, we realise that we were never separate — that we were always held in the loving embrace of the divine. And in this realisation, we find the ultimate liberation — the liberation of our souls into the infinite expanse of divine love.



Girish Borkar

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