Question: Does the achievement of complete surrender assure that one will have the possibility of accomplishing Self-realisation in this lifetime, or are there other factors that enter the picture?

Sri Chinmoy: Mere achievement of complete surrender does not assure self-realisation in this lifetime. There are other factors that must enter into the picture; God’s choice hour and the aspirant’s receptivity in its fullest measure and the full readiness of the entire being to name only a few, are required for realisation to dawn on the aspirant.

Again, I wish you to know what complete surrender means. It means that the aspirant’s surrender is joyful, soulful, spontaneous, unconditional, constant and forever and forever.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 5, No. 2,3, Sep. — Oct. 27, 1969.First published by AUM Centre Press in 1969.

This is the 9039th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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