Complete surrender is another name for jnana or liberation.
The jnani has attained Liberation even while alive, here and now.
The jnani sees only the Self in the body.
The purest form of his teachings was the powerful silence which radiated from his presence and quietened the minds of those attuned to it. He gave verbal teachings only for the benefit of those who could not understand his silence. His verbal teachings were said to flow from his direct experience of Consciousness as the only existing reality.
When asked for advice, he recommended self-enquiry as the fastest path to moksha.
He was renowned for his saintly life, for the fullness of his self-realisation, and for the feelings of deep peace that visitors experienced in his presence. So many people came to see him at the holy hill of Arunchala where he spent his adult life that an ashram had to be built around him. He answered questions for hours every day, but never considered himself to be anyone's guru.
Self-Enquiry is the one direct and immediate means,
the only infallible one, to realize the unconditioned,
absolute Being you really are.
“In the willingness simply to inquire into your own true nature,
an extraordinary treasure is revealed.”
The purpose of Self-enquiry is to come to complete clarity
about what it is that you are, and what you are not.
It is the swiftest, most dependable method of Self discovery.
The only treasure worth searching for is your own nature.
The real adventure is to go within yourself... Nobody has ever failed.
Whosoever has put his energies into the inner search has
always found himself.
Give up all questions except one. “Who am I?”