Hawkins / Hingabe





Hingabe als Gottergebenheit
BW 555+



Den Sprung ins Ungewisse wagen


Zwang tötet alle edle, freiwillige Hingebung.
Adolph Freiherr Knigge (1752-1796) deutscher Aufklärer, Schriftsteller, Über den Umgang mit Menschen, 1788




Kennzeichen der Gottergebenheit

Nest gefüllt mit gelegten rohen Eiern

Gottergebenheit bedeutet: Ergebung in den Willen GOTTES. Diese Ergebenheit entwickelt sich aus der Liebe zu GOTT. Gottergebenheit entsteht somit aus der spirituellen Intention, in Verehrung und tiefer Hingabe, ein Diener GOTTES zu sein und dadurch die Realität anzuerkennen.


Die Aspekte, die mit der gottergebenen Liebe einhergehen, sind Beständigkeit, Treue und Verpflichtung. Gottergebenheit um-
fasst auch Mut, Bereitwilligkeit und Glauben sowie die Kenntnis wesentlicher Informationen.
Die Ergebenheit und tiefe Hingabe an GOTT erfordert Integrität und Aufrichtigkeit sich selbst gegenüber, die es ermöglicht, auf die vorübergehenden emotionalen Belohnungen des kompro-
misslos hartnäckigen Egos zu verzichten und sie zu überwin-

Hingabe intensiviert die Wege zu Gott.

Grundsätzlich intensiviert Hingabe jeden Pfad zu GOTT.



Hingabe befähigt einen,

  • wirklich zu vergeben.
  • GOTT zu lieben.
  • Verantwortung zu übernehmen für die Art, wie man die Welt wahrnimmt.
  • Schuldgefühle aufzugeben und GOTT zu übergeben.

Zitate zum Thema Hingabe und Gottergebenheit / Surrender and devotion to God

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

  • Hingabe ermöglicht die Aufgabe von Eitelkeiten des Geistes und lieb gewonnenen Illusionen, so dass der Geist
    nach und nach immer freier und offener für das Licht der Wahrheit wird. Das All-sehende Auge, S. 60, 2005


  • Durch Hingabe wird der Wille aktiviert und verstärkt und antwortet mit Inspiration, was dazu führt, dass GNADE den Willen erhellt. Der persönliche Wille löst sich in den GÖTTLICHEN WILLEN auf und der Funke, der zu spirituellem
    Suchen und Forschen führt, ist ein göttliches Geschenk.
    FU Das All-sehende Auge, S. 199, 2005; The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 182, 2001


  • Große Bewusstseinssprünge ergeben sich aus der eigenen Hingabe an GOTT im tiefsten Inneren. Dies kann man
    in unserer Gesellschaft bei denjenigen Menschen sehen, die "auf Grund gelaufen sind".
    Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 61, 2006







Quotes by D. Hawkins

Personal avowals


Annoying incapacities of old age serve a purpose.

  • When asked how the mechanism of surrender related to the process of aging, Doc [D. Hawkins] responded: "Getting older brings a big change in your lifestyle. Often there is a decline in vision, hearing, and mobility, which means you are increasingly dependent on the care of others for things that you accomplished previously without a second thought. Old age can be annoying. Suddenly, you are incompetent in areas where you once excelled. As you let go of feeling annoyed, however, you see that the incapacities of old age serve a purpose."
    Fran Grace, Ph.D., US American professor of religious studies, founding director of Inner Pathway, author, chapter "Genuine Love", excerpted from the unpublished book "The Power of Love", first announced December 2012
⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • Surrender occurs at greater and greater depths until there is finally the willingness to let even one's very self as 'I' disappear. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 59, 2001; S. 31, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002


  • [F]ind within yourself the willingness in your heart to surrender anything and everything to God and recommit your devotion above all else. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 379, 2003




Conflict between ego/society and Self:

As a result of spiritual intention and declaration

  • Spiritual intention and commitment, especially when accompanied by prayer, decla-
    ration, invocation and devotion, change the predominant influential consciousness energy field, which is coordinated by its power 'attractor field' of energy. Thus, spiri-
    tual intention and declaration, inadvertently and often beyond awareness, change the rules by which one lives, and seemingly disparate life situations, including emotions, are orchestrated from a different level that is frequently disparate with the customary expectations of the personal ego and society. These
    may result in transitory conflict in emotional or personal situations because the goals of the Spirit/Self are not those
    of the ego/self. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 330, 2006



  • Spiritual commitment is energized by the alignment of the spiritual will (calibration level 850), with attributes of Divinity, which are truth, love, compassion, wisdom, and nonpartiality. Devotion prioritizes one's life and attracts that which is
    of assistance. To be a servant of God is a dedication whereby the goal takes precedence over all other positionalities, attractions, or distractions. By devotion and commitment, the pathway unfolds and revelation supplants presumptive cause-and-effect acquisition. It could be languaged that the dedication is quite 'Yang' by intent, but 'Yin' by fulfillment
    as a process.
    All actions become recontextualized, and their spiritual essence begins to shine through appearances. Devotion also expresses as selfless service whereby peeling the potatoes is no longer a chore but an act of love because it has been sanctified by intention. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, chapter 1 Devotional Nonduality, S. 35, 2007





  • Devotion intensifies whatever pathway or practices are chosen, and devotion and inner prayer characterize the mystic. The serious, dedicated search for Enlightenment is energized by intention and empowered by devotion, which leads
    to the inner search for truth characterized by meditation and a contemplative lifestyle.
    Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 77, 2007



  • How can one know if humility and surrender are complete?
    They are complete when one is indifferent to whether a healing occurs or not. That is the result of surrender to God
    at great depths and relinquishment of the desire to control or change the way things are.
    Healing and Recovery, end of chapter "Assisting Healing", S. 74, 2009


  • When one reaches devotion, there is already quite an advanced presence that is dissolving the ego and illuminating
    the way. Spiritual progress and discovery are accompanied by joy, which is the radiance of the Self, and quickly re-
    places the surrendered ego's positionalities. Spiritual inspiration increases in intensity each step along the way. When
    the self stops looking to the world or to the ego, it discovers that its source has been the Self all along. Along the Path
    to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins
    , edited by Scott Jeffrey, Reflection of October 5th, January 2011




Devotion is the willingness to surrender willfulness to God.

  • The intention of devotion to God means the willingness to surrender willfulness to God. So at all times we are always surrendering willfulness. As we said, the juice we get out of the ego is coming out of the willfulness to juice the ego. When you let go of that willfulness to pull all of that juice you can out of it, then it stops. When you don't get any satisfaction out of it. So we surrender the will. [...] The persistence of willfulness, then, is what precludes enlightenment.
    That and that alone. One single thing. The insistence on what I want, what I desire, how I see it.
    Audio series The Highest Level of Enlightenment, 6 CD set, Nightingale-Conant, United Kingdom, January 2003, 2004


  • Probably the most important emotion [...] in spiritual work is that of love [Anm.: BW 500], but beyond that: devotion [Anm.: BW 555]. What makes any spiritual understanding comprehensable and work, is one's devotion
    to the truth. So, the pathway of heart and the pathway of mind are one and the same. They end up one and
    the same, because the pathway of Advaita, the pathway of No-Mind, the pathway of Zen is really based on a pro-
    found and intense dedication. One-pointedness of mind is the expression of an intense dedication, a love, that is
    not in the world of ordinary emotionality. [...] To achieve one-pointedness of mind is extreme and intense. To leave
    everything in the world fixate only on that which is straight ahead of you, with no deviance, takes an in-
    tense dedication. And that is devotion.
      CD 2 of 4, minute 1:05-1:07
    Sedona Seminar Realizing the Root of Consciousness: Meditative and Contemplative Techniques, 3 DVD set, 8. June 2002


  • The Pathway of Devotion through the Heart takes the form of karma yoga – devoting all ones actions to GOD. [...] Spiritual love is the awareness of a reality that is within you at all times. So, in reality, love is a way of being in the
    world. Love is actually a style, a way of being, it’s a way of holding yourself and life and every aspect of life within an
    overall context. And that overall context gives it a different meaning, a significance, a different appearance. It is just
    as important to polish the chromium as it is to save the life of somebody dying by the side of the street. [...] It's that
    capacity, that willingness to be that to the world. [...] Love takes a thousand different forms. Often unrecog-
    nized as what it is.
    Sedona Seminar Devotion: The Way to God Through the Heart, 3 DVD set, 27. September 2002


  • How long are you going to hold onto? About one second. That. I'll tell you how long to keep it. Let it go – just let it go (snaps). Surrender it the instant it happens completely and totally to God, the instant it happens. Why? Because you develop the capacity to do that. So the reason for spiritual training then is you develop a powerful capacity to let go of anything and you never know when it's going to come up. 'So and so just died' (claps hands once). You just let it go
    the minute – you let it go (snaps).
    Sedona Seminar Devotion: The Way to God Through the Heart, DVD 1 of 3, minute ~40:40, 27. September 2002


  • Devotion to God means what? It means: 'Begin with just a reverence for life.' The reverence for life is the awareness and the acknowledgment that the essence and source of all life is Divinity. Life is GOD. GOD is life. Therefore, life cannot be destroyed anymore than GOD can be destroyed. The proof of the existence of GOD is your own exis-
    It's a very advanced understanding but with a little meditation or contemplation, looking at it, you realize that nothing has within itself the power to create its own existence.
    Sedona Seminar God Transcendent and Immanent, CD 1 of 4, minute 56:09, November 2002


  • From the egos viewpoint, love is an attachment. And during the pathway of negation which is let go of attachments and aversions, you would then begin to see that love is an attachment and something, they would be saying, in the way of enlightenment. That's emotional attachment on a dualistic basis. Love is a quality of divinity. So if you negate the reality of love, you will end up in the void. The totality of divinity includes love. But not dualistic love – a love of a me for a love of a you [...]. I want you to pray for the love of GOD. The pathway of devotional Non-Duality without devotion can lead you into the pathway of negation and bring you to the void. But it's the devotion to it, that takes you into the divinity of that Presence. The Presence is also without form, but it includes the quality of love which wipes you out. Which wipes you out. And that state is love, the completeness of love. So, the difference of the two is: The void will take you to the feeling of loss; the infinite state brings you to the state of completion. In the state
    of completion there is nothing you need [...].
    Sedona Seminar Thought and Ideation, DVD 3 of 3, minute 50:03, 28. February 2004


  • Invoking divinity automatically transforms brain physiology. Intention, commitment, is extremely powerful – power is invocation and transforms how you experience life. All that you learn is arranged within you according to your com-
    mitment. You transform your experience, your witnessing. You become your devotion to God. You reverence the divinity within you. Sedona Seminar The Ego and The Self, 3 DVD set, 11. December 2004


  • Surrender everything and one is automatically left with what one is!
    Sedona Seminar Transcending Obstacles, 3 DVD set, 3. September 2005


  • To go from 540 to 600? [...] Well, that's unconditional love. You see sainthood is at 555. Unconditional love is 540. That itself is extremely unusual as you noticed – 0.4 %. To go from there means practicing spiritual principles with no excep-
    tion, no exception. It means very strict allegiance to the spiritual pathway, Truth and techniques with no variation. And it means a mounting dedication. Sedona Seminar Transcending Obstacles, DVD 3 of 3, minute 43:00-44:18, 3. September 2005

Zitate von anderen Quellen

  • Ob ihr nun esst oder trinkt oder was ihr auch tut, tut alles zur Ehre Gottes. 1. Korinther 10, 31 (NT)


  • Und alles, was ihr tut, in Worten oder in Werken, das tut alles im Namen des Herrn Jesus und
    dankt Gott, dem Vater, durch ihn. Alles, was ihr tut, das tut von Herzen als dem Herrn und nicht
    den Menschen. Kolosser 3, 17-23 (NT)


  • Denn keiner von uns lebt für sich selbst, und keiner stirbt für sich selbst. Leben wir, so leben wir
    dem Herrn; sterben wir, so sterben wir dem Herrn. Darum, ob wir nun leben oder sterben, gehören
    wir dem Herrn. Römer 14, 7-8 (NT)


  • Es lässt sich leicht einsehen, dass die Hingabe eine Betätigung der Liebe zu Gott ist, und als solche durch den Einfluss der Gnade zustande kommt. "Niemand kann zu mir kommen, wenn nicht der Vater, der mich gesandt hat, ihn zieht" (Joh. 6, 44 [...]). Alles, was zur Liebe anregt, hilft auch zur Hingabe. Diese ist Entfaltung des Glaubens und mit dem inneren Akt des von der Liebe beseelten Gehorsams gegen Gott gleichzusetzen.
    Karl Hörmann (1915-2004) österreichischer Theologe, Lexikon der christlichen Moral, 1969


Sonnenuntergang, Sedona, Arizona
  • Hingabe ist die Haltung des Herzens, in der alles unser ganzes Leben, unser Sein und Haben ein fortwährendes Opfer für Gott d.h. ständig Gott hingegeben ist. Wahre Hingabe ist höchste Hingabe des Willens, die sich über alles erstreckt, was wir sind und haben zu jeder Zeit, an jedem Ort, bei allen Beschäftigungen, Gedanken und Gefühlen. Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875) US-ame-
    rikanischer Erweckungsprediger, Wahre Hingabe, PDF, 1983


  • Diejenigen haben Frieden, deren Herz auf Gott vertraut (vgl. Jesaja 26, 3) in einer Haltung ständiger Hingabe. Es ist unmöglich, dass sie keinen Frieden haben, denn Hin-
    gabe schließt Frieden mit ein.
    Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875) US-amerikanischer Erweckungsprediger, Wahre Hingabe, PDF, 1983


Referenz: de.Wikiquote-Eintrag Hingabe

Quotes by various other sources


  • Give me ecstasy, give me naked wonder, O my Creator!
    Give birth to the Beloved in me, and let this Lover die!
    Let a thousand wrangling desires become one Love!
    Jalal ad-Din Muḥammad Rumi [LoC 550] (1207-1273) Persian Muslim poet, Sufi mystic, jurist, theologian,
    cited in: Poetseers, cited in: Kabir Helminski, The Rumi Collection, S. 23, 2000


  • In waking, eating, working, dreaming, sleeping, serving, meditation, chanting, divinely loving, my soul constantly hums, unheard by any: God! God! God! Paramahansa Yogananda [LoC 540] (1893-1952) Indian Hindu sage, yogi, philosopher, author, Songs of the Soul, Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers, 1. August 1983


  • One I seek, One I know, One I see, One I call.
    He is the first, he is the last, he is the outward, he is the inward;
    I know none other except "O he" and "O he who is."
    I am intoxicated with Love's cup,
    the worlds have passed out of my ken.
    Martin Buber [LoC 530] (1878-1965) Austrian-born Jewish religious researcher and philosopher, Ecstatic Confessions. The Heart of Mysticism, S. 28, Syracuse University Press, September 1996



  • Surrender everything at the feet of God. What else can you do? Give Him the power of attorney. Let Him do whatever
    He thinks best. If you rely on a great man, he will never injure you.
    Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa [LoC 620] (1836-1886) Indian Hindu saint, mystic, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, chapter 20, 1942



  • A very profound surrender is demanded fom us, a surrender deeper than anything we can formulate and I think that the leap between species is required of us, the leap from our current state of dereliction and vanity and hubris to potentially being divinized and co-creating with the Divine. In other words it isn't going to just simply be about people turning up
    and being kind to each other and being decent and to each other. Andrew Harvey (*1952) Indian-British religious scholar,
    Rumi translator and explicator, teacher of mystic traditions, architect of Sacred Activism, poet, novelist, author, source unknown
  • There are two ways of achieving surrender.
    1. One is looking into the source of the 'I' and merging into that source.
    2. The other is feeling 'I am helpless myself, God alone is all powerful, and except by throwing myself completely
      on Him, there is no other means of safety for me', and thus gradually developing the conviction that God alone
      exists and the ego does not count.
Both methods lead to the same goal. Complete surrender is another name for jnana or liberation.
Sri Ramana Maharshi [LoC 720] (1879-1950) Indian Hindu sage, saint, cited in: Sandra Heberpercy, Awakening To Consciousness,
S. 40, Sai Towers Publishing, 2008


Mevlana Museum, Konya, Kappadokien, Türkei
  • Question: What is unconditional surrender?
    Answer RM: If one surrenders completely, there will be no one left to ask questions or to be considered. Either the thoughts are eliminated by holding on to the root thought,
    'I', or one surrenders unconditionally to the Higher Power. These are the only two ways to Realization. Self-enquiry dissolves the ego by looking for it and finding it to be non-existent, whereas devotion surrenders it; therefore both come to the same ego-free goal, which is all that is required. Sri Ramana Maharshi [LoC 720] (1879-1950) Indian Hindu sage, saint, cited in: Ramana Maharshi Wisdom


  • When one has completely surrendered oneself at the feet of Siva, thereby becoming of the nature of the Self, the resul-
    ting abundant peace, in which there is not even the least room within the Heart for one to make any complaints about one's defects and deficiencies, alone is the nature of supreme devotion. One's thus becoming a slave to the Lord and one's remaining quiet and silent, devoid even of
    the egotistical thought 'I am His slave', is Self-abidance, and this is supreme knowledge.
    Sri Ramana Maharshi [LoC 720] (1879-1950) Indian Hindu sage, saint, David Godman, editor, Be As You Are. The Teachings of
    Sri Ramana Maharshi
    , S. 86, Penguin, reissue, 1. Februar 1989


Reference: en.Wikiquote entry Surrender

Englische Texte – English section on Surrender

Lord, You are always first

     Always You     

* * *

Before I dream may I hope for You.
Before I long may I reach for You.
Before I judge may I listen to You.
Before I rush may I rest with You.

Before I shout may I call on You.
Before I doubt may I hear from You.
Before I brag may I point to You.
Before I fear may I trust in You.

Before I act may I remember You ...
So that in these things, in all I do,
It is not I that am first, but always You.


Guy Finley (*1949) US American former professional songwriter, musician, philosopher, founder of the nonprofit organization Life of Learning Foundation, spiritual teacher, author of self-help books


BW-Werte: Spirituelle Praktiken und hingebungsvolle, gottergebene Handlungen


[*] D. Hawkins, Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 397, 2005

LoC calibrations (engl.): Surrender

Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins

Exemplified on the piece music Om Namaha Shivaya, by Robert Gass (*1948) US American composer, & On Wings Of Song, 12. March 2002,
issue released, 1996


Links zum Thema Hingabe und Gottergebenheit / Surrender and devotion to God


Literature (engl.)

Externe Weblinks

External web links (engl.)

Audio- und Videolinks

Audio and video links (engl.)


Interne Links




1 Transcending the Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 263-264, 2006

2 Erleuchtung ist möglich. Wie man die Ebenen des Bewusstseins durchschreitet, S. 287, 2008

3 Caveat von ehemaligen TM-Schülern: The TM and TM-Sidhi Techniques

4 Transcending the Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 263-264, 2006

5 Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 397, 2005

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