A Devotee hears transcendental knowledge with complete willingness to surrender to that knowledge.
Do not think that if we surrender to God we will be a loser. We will not lose anything except bondage, frustration and suffering. That is all we will lose.
Pure devotees of Lord are associates of Lord. To associate means to surrender unto them and surrender means to follow their instructions.
The real fibre which is preliminary for entering into the spiritual realm of God is the art of surrender and discipline is the prerequisite to learn the art of surrender.
Surrender means surrender of your ego.