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Progression from the first surrender to a greater one is a progression from minor conquest to a major one; and the more complete forms of surrenderance represent the higher states of consciousness, since they secure greater harmony between the aspirant and the Master, so that the infinite life of the Master can flow through the aspirant in more abundant measure.

 

Spiritual advancement is a story of a succession of one surrender after another, until the goal of the final surrender of the separate ego-life is completely achieved. The last surrender is the only complete surrender. It is the reverse side of the final union in which the aspirant becomes one with the Master; and therefore in a sense the most complete surrender to the Master is equivalent to the attainment of the Truth, which is the ultimate goal of all spiritual advancement.

 

THREE TYPES OF DISCIPLES

  1. Those who give and never ask.
  2. Those who give and also ask.
  3. Those who do not give, but ask.

THREE TYPES OF SEEKERS

  1. The inspired ones.
  2. The inspired intellectual ones.
  3. The intellectual ones.

THREE TYPES OF YOGIS

  1. Those who long for the Goal and shun powers.
  2. Those who long for the Goal and also for powers.
  3. Those who do all yogi exercises merely for powers.

THREE TYPES OF RESIGNERS

  1. Those who are so completely resigned to the Will of the Master that even the one question of how, why, when, never enters into their minds.
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  3. Those who do what the Master asks at all costs, sacrificing everything; not asking for reward, but doing it under compulsion of surrenderance to the Master's Will.
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  5. Those who do what the Master asks at all costs but expect reward.
—BABA
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