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Subramanian.R

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The Grace of Guru
« on: January 18, 2009, 10:30:44 AM »
Annamalai Swami says:

I want to speak some more about the grace of the Guru. Bhagavan
told me that the Guru is the Self who is within.  The Self manifests
in a form and pushes the minds of devotees towards the Self. At the same time, the Guru resides within us as the unmanifest Self. From the inside, he is pulling us towards him.  This pushing and pulling is the Guru's grace.

For the Guru's grace to work on us, we have to surrender. We have to give up all the things of the world, and all other worlds, and direct all our attention towards the Self.  If we want anything in this world or the next, our energy will be dispersed in these desires, and to fulfil these desires, we shall have to be born again and again.

Once I told Bhagavan that I had a desire to go and live in a cave where I could do meditation by myself.

Bhagavan told me, "If you keep a desire like that in your mind, you will have to take one more birth.  Why keep such a desire?  If it is
destined for you, it will happen by itself.  Leave this idea alone.

So, give up all your desires, your likes, dislikes and preferences.
If you are truly the whole, which part of yourself will you like or
dislike?

(Souce: Annamalai Swami, Final Talks. Ed. David Godman.)

Arunachala Siva.