Sacrifice to the sacrificial fire

From Gayathri’s succinct explanation: “Yagya means the whole BK organization. Serving the yagya with body, mind and wealth is encouraged.

Sacrifice oneself to the sacrificial fire- To surrender completely including one’s ego to the yagya. To give one’s bone- To give all one could give.”

It is important to remember that explanation. Every BK follower, should be able to recall that, but also go deeply into the following questions:
Do you surrender to the yagya or to God? Or is God equal to the Yagya? Or perhaps, God belongs to the yagya or vice versa?

Those questions are meaningful.
The yagya, is an entity, an impersonal organization represented by “employees”. That is, other BK followers. AKA “family.” Observe how the use of words change our perception.

For most Bks, the Yagya doesn’t go further than the center which they attend.
Basically, this type of “surrendering” will not go further than that. Their type of surrendering will be the one of the dictionary: “To cease opposition and submit to their authority.”

This system of “surrendering” is traditionally used by gurus, so the follower could recognize fully that which we call “I.” However, when this surrendering is used by an organization, many “problems” could occur. For instance, abusive behavior.
The same could happen with a guru. Unless he is a self-realized being.
That is the “gamble” but at the end, is all good. We will learn valuable experiences.

I recall one of the messages that Brahma Baba had given me through my sister, while she was having an amrit vela in Madhuban: “Surrender your ego to Baba.”
Now, looking back; I could see the meaning of this. It is not to surrender my material wealth or health in the name of some ideal or to submit to an authority. But that was to open up to that which I felt I loved the most: God.

That surrender is only possible through the process of observation which I did not have before.  We will need to find that which we call ego within ourselves.

Life experiences brought that into my awareness.

When we are beginners in the path of “spirituality”, we only interpret words as if the meaning of them was in the dictionary. They are not. They are only pointers.
Because for me now, to surrender means to open up. To surrender means to become aware of that which is an obstacle, a separation between that “me” and everything else.

We will not find that “opening up” and “surrendering” are synonyms in the dictionary.
In “spirituality” acceptance is equal to surrendering, and perhaps a more accurate word to use.