Why and how one must surrender to God? Teachings from Bhagavad Gita, Bible and Quran.
One is born and comes to this world, empty handed. One dies and leaves this world, empty handed.
One believes that what one makes in one’s life, between the birth and death, is All because of One’s work and worthiness. One forgets that it is God who created this world for us to enjoy material/ physical pleasures. It is God who gives us Everything and we must realize whatever charity we do on the name of God is given by God. Whatever we made in this world belongs to God and so don’t be under the impression that you are giving your belongings to God. That is why Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita says, ‘I am God and I affectionately accept a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water offered by a pure hearted being with loving devotion.’ [Reference from Bhagavad Gita].
This says those who think that they bought a very expensive offering to God and forget that their offering was created by God will not please God. Assuming one’s possessions belongs to one, but not God, is sheer arrogance and foolishness. So, if you are grateful to God and thank God for what you have received in your life, then that pleases God as you have completely surrendered to The Almighty. Every religion teaches to be grateful to God, The Creator. I believe my thoughts belong to God, but not me, which is the reason for me dedicating this blog to God.
Originally published at www.vasanth.co.in.