System is dynamic. Answers are affirmative, yet evolving.
1. What is self-surrender?
Self surrender is nothing but a state of complete resignation to the will of Master with total disregard of self. Here self means “me and mine”.
2. When we talk of surrender, to whom we have to surrender, whether to God or Guru?
This can be answered quoting the words of Lord Krishna to Arjuna. Arjuna asked Shri Krishna: “Those who worship you and those who worship the Absolute, of these which are the greater yogis?”, Krishna answered: “Those who worship me with highest faith and constancy are the greatest yogis. Those who worship and devote themselves to the unmanifested Absolute, the Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent, their difficulty is greater in the struggle, for in fact this path is trodden with great difficulty by an embodied soul by self-effort”. So the answer is, to a worthy Guru.
3. What happens when we surrender ourselves to great Master?
When we surrender ourselves to great Master, we begin to attract constant flow of the highest Divine force from Him. We feel nothing in the world to be our belonging but everything as a sacred trust from the Master, and we do everything thinking it to do his Master’s bidding.
4. What is the first step towards Self-Surrender?
The first step towards Self-Surrender begins with submission. Submission begins with obedience, reverence, love, devotion and faith. Repeated association with Master for some time brings us in closer touch with the great soul and his supremacy begins to be established in our heart. When we are perfectly convinced of his superior capabilities, only then our submission begins.
5. When does the state of surrender begin?
The state of surrender begins after complete negation of all senses and faculties.