Ultimate Surrender : Spiritual aspect of BDSM [ aka Bullshit??!!]

Bhagavad Gita [Chaptor 9: verse 34]

man-mana bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yaji mam namaskuru
mam evaishyasi yuktvaivam
atmanam mat-parayanah


“Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisances to Me and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me.”

The ‘Me’ refers to Underlying Intelligence – call It by whatever name you wish – God, the Divine, the Supreme, Brahman, the Absolute, Allah. Bhakti Yoga is devotion to the Truth and Intelligence behind all things. You can consider this Intelligence as Him, Her or It, and in any form or non-form you wish. As a point of devotion, you may use any form, be it Krishna or Christ, Buddha or Shiva, Mohammed or Rama, Goddess Kali or Uma, Ahura Mazda, or even Zeus if you wish. It can be expressed towards a saint, or a Guru, whether dead or alive. If you wish, you can worship the Formless. This is your choice and depends on your personality and cultural-religious background. They all lead to the same realisation. The specific form is unimportant – it is the clarity, inspiration and energy generated by such devotion that is important. Bhakti opens up the doors of perception. Krishna makes it very clear in the Gita that when he uses the word ‘Me’ he refers to anything which symbolises Reality; not just Himself.

What has been said in “Bhakti Yoga” is for a devotee to practise Meditation, to try to be even-minded in all conditions (Samata), to be contented (Santosha) even when things are difficult, and to have basic trust (Shraddha) in Underlying Intelligence. The Gita encourages surrender – ‘Thy Will be done’. This comes about not through denial and blind belief, but rather through the maturity that comes to a Yoga practitioner through direct experience and wisdom.

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