[Advaita-l] Making efforts is itself due to divine grace
Raghav Kumar Dwivedula
raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 03:53:40 EDT 2020
Sri Ramana Maharshi on how making efforts towards self-knowledge, is itself
due to grace. The results follow automatically.
Maharshi: Will-power or any other is gained by practice (abhyasa).
D.: Is success not dependent on Guru’s Grace?
M.: Yes, it is.
Is not your practice itself due to such Grace?
The fruits are the result of the practice and follow it automatically.
There is a stanza in Kaivalya Navaneetam which says, “O Guru! You have
been always with me
watching me through several reincarnations, and ordaining my course
until I was liberated.”
The Self manifests externally as Guru when occasion arises;
otherwise He is always within,
doing the needful.
~ Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi (425)
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