Thursday, March 29, 2007

God's grace

"Leave God's job to God.
You are to do what is in your hands. When the time is ripe, God's grace which is always operating, would be felt by you also.
Grace would work automatically."

Bhagavan advised that three things should be kept in mind --
i) individual effort,
ii) the appropriate time,
iii) God's grace

He graciously observed:
"Keep at your practice. There is no need to remind God about his business, which is to keep an eye always on our welfare. The mistake one is prone to make is to abandon effort under the mistaken impression that God's grace is absent. But one should not slacken, for God's grace is bound to operate at the ripe time."

-- Sishtla Subba Rao on Bhagavan. UY p121.