The Fourth Seal Is To Surrender The Result To The
Lord And Be Completely Detached From The Fruit (
Or To Become Submitted To Him
To be attached to one’s
merits or good actions (sacrifices) is an obstacle in spiritual
progress. So good should be done and the results should be
surrendered to God or thrown away to the universe to be used for the
progress of others (
Even greater than surrendering is submission to Him. That is,
to become a channel for His Divine actions to be done through us.
In surrendering, there is still an “I” which exists as one who
surrenders, and the surrendered one is different from the one who is
But when a person becomes a channel for His Divine actions, then no
separation exists and the surrenderer, the thing being surrendered,
and the one being surrendered to, become one. This state is
called the state of renunciation, when the “I” and all things
related to it are no more.
this, the highest spiritual realization is achieved.
In this regard, Prophet Muhammad can be viewed as the last Prophet,
because with him the spiritual understanding ended. With the
truths which had come before (Far East Philosophies, Judaism, and
Christianity) and Islam, the spiritual truth was finished.
However, to become perfect and free from bondage and narrowness of
the mind, it is necessary to become a universalist (
and dynamic spiritualist or Paravipra (
so we might then reach Pure Consciousness (
These last three seals are the three steps to freedom from bondage
(individually and collectively; physically, mentally, and
religion is one in which you are surrendered and submissive to the
purpose of the Lord while at the same time are helping others to
reach their goal.
What was the tradition of Abraham? He was submitted to the
Will of the Lord. So being submitted is the greatest
achievement for a spiritualist.
When you feel to do
something from the heart, then do it. That will come from Love
and complete submission. Remember that you are just a pure
channel for Him and whatever is done, you will do it. You just
flow with all you do.
So, it is meditation all the time.
You do not have to sit and close your eyes because you always know
that you are not the doer. See, as long as you think that you are
the doer, God is the enjoyer.
God sits back and says, “Look at
this child, he thinks that he is the doer. It is My energy, I
created him in the womb of his mother. I made a small tiny
cell to grow in the mother’s womb. I created the mother’s
body,” such a wonderful creation, a creation which responds to all
these hormones, which work according to God’s Laws.
The mother does not have any
control. Who has control? Who does these things?
God does. The body is just a machine. And then the child
comes forth and the mother says, “Oh, that is my child.” He is
not your child. That was all planned from the beginning.
The moment the child comes, the
milk starts flowing. How did she plan that? The mother
did not plan it. God did. Whenever we do something we
say, “We are the people who are doing this”, and then God enjoys –
He just laughs. He says, “Just look at them, they think that
they are the doers.”
However, if the woman says, “Yes,
God, I know I am not the doer, You are the doer,” she then becomes
the enjoyer. God becomes the doer. Then she becomes the
observer. She sits back and lets Him do it according to His
The Sign of Islam falls into
submission and surrendering. Being submissive all the time is
a very hard thing to do. That is why the best time to remember
to be surrendered to God is when you become attached to the result
of your action. You say, “Well God, I am being attached to the
result of my action, please take all these results, I do not want
them. Then I can be free.”
So we should practice
letting Him do the actions through us and realize that the greatest
happiness and freedom comes when we allow our bodies to be tools for
His Divine actions. With this ideation and devotion to Him, we
will dissolve our false egos and will not be bound by the reaction
of our Divine actions, because He is the doer, not us.
However, a person is responsible
for his own egoistical actions!
Like many other words in
spirituality, “surrendering” has been misunderstood. Many
people say they are surrendered to the Will of God, so they do not
have to be worried about anything, as long as they are surrendered,
everything will be alright. This interpretation of
surrendering will lead to escapism, and is no better than believing
that this world is illusion or in an all powerful Messiah who will
do it all for us, instead of God!
Surrendering does not
mean that I sit there and do nothing and say, “Enshallah” [if God
Wills]. But I do not do anything about it. I am not
going to put any effort on it. I am just going to say, “Well,
God is going to take care of it.” That is surrendering from
Actually, there is a word in
Islamic tradition that says, “You move and God blesses you, or God
gives you bread,” something like that. So without your
movement you do not receive any bread. That means you have to
make an effort before God blesses you, God gives you your share of
intelligence, the brain, hands, feet, body, eyes and all the
necessary faculties for man so that he is independent and able to
manage his own life. Man should use this perfect body to
progress in all aspects of life and fight vigorously to overcome all
opposing forces. So God does not love those who escape from
However, God created this universe
for a great purpose, to bring all to perfection. In doing so,
each individual should purify the self and overcome his lower nature
(establishment of the Kingdom Of Heaven within). Also, he
should help others to understand the goal of life and guide them
toward it, and participate in establishing an environment that
enables all to progress and reach the goal (establishing the Kingdom
Of Heaven without).