When the ‘doer’ thinks he has a grip on reality, when he is more or less satisfied with his small world, or, on the contrary, fights that same world in so many ways, then Grace seems to be blocked, indiferent towards him, although it is always available in principle. That is the opposite of vulnerability, of innocence, which is openness. Suffering too leads us to that openness.

Grace is like the Spirit (it is nothing else), which bloweth where it willeth (listeth). am


Grace is only ‘apparently’ blocked. Grace is always working, it’s just that we associate it with its ‘positive’ workings. The fierce aspects of Grace we call “bad luck” – until the view from a wider perspective opens up.

Perhaps Grace is all about the opening-up to the vaster View, the Divine View. Papaji once said “Everything is Grace!” ml


About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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