Question: Is it the soul that must surrender to the Cosmic Self?

Sri Chinmoy: Yes. The soul has to surrender to the Self — the Self which, in Indian terms, is called Param Atman, which is unmanifest. This Self does not take human incarnation, nor enter into creation; whereas the soul accepts a human body and accepts limitation, imperfection and ignorance. Each human being has an individual soul. This individual soul, which takes a human body, is not all-pervading, omniscient or omnipotent. The Self is. The soul, in its upward evolution, can some day merge into the Self and become as powerful as the Self.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 2, No. 6, 27 January 1967, Boro Park Printers -- Brooklyn, N. Y, 1967