Radhanath Swami: For most people surrender sounds like a horrible thing.
The allied forces bombed in Berlin and battered Germany. While the bombs were dropping, the Russian army was marching in with millions of soldiers from another direction.Germany surrendered. When bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered. Now when Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, “Abandoned all verities of religion and surrender to me,” he is not talking about that kind of surrender. The surrender that Krishna and the saints talk about is the most beautiful experience and the most wonderful concept in all the creation. It means to genuinely offer our love,“I am yours. How can I please you? Let me live a vibrant dynamic life and let me use all my creative abilities, my intelligence, my wealth, and whatever I may have, for helping others, as an expression of my love for you.” That is surrender.