Surrender is Central to All Yogas

To attain our immortal Self we need to relinquish or personal one

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2017 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Individuals who are not religious make progress toward achieving their goals in life by self-effort. Whatever they accomplish is, from their perspective, solely the result of what they do to achieve it." In order to unfold spiritually, one must relinquish his free instinctive nature and surrender to God by performing dharma well, selfless service, worship, meditation, transforming one's character, resolving karmas through acceptance and study. Surrender is important for 3 types of yoga namely bhakti yoga, karma yoga and raja yoga.


Photo of  Gurudeva
When we are selfish, self-centered and flare up and lose control of ourselves, we are like animals. When we reflect understanding, have control of ourselves and use our will to conquer our lower nature, we are using the Godly part of our mind.