[Advaita-l] Making efforts is itself due to divine grace
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Sun Sep 27 08:19:16 EDT 2020
Profound! Thanks for sharing.
On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM Raghav Kumar Dwivedula via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> 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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