Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Active Surrender of the Ego Is Required for the Spiritual Seeker

Posted on: August 7, 2012

Sri Aurobindo Studies

There are spiritual aspirants who take the approach of absolute passivity, with an understanding that “the Divine will do everything for me”. The formulation in their minds will of course vary depending on the specific nature of the devotion and the object of the devotion, but the essential sense remains the same. When they experience weaknesses, or uprisings of the forces of the lower nature, they simply expect that without their personal effort of any sort that the Divine will take care of things. They treat setbacks as more or less a form of “fate” that they simply can acquiesce in.

It is at some point in the spiritual practice necessary, when the ego is no longer the primary ground and center of the awareness in the seeker, to abandon the sense of individual effort. However, that stage generally does not come right away.

Sri Aurobindo specifically addresses these issues:…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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