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Guru's Grace
« on: January 25, 2010, 11:47:30 AM »
K.R.K. Murthy asked the following questions to Bhagavan Ramana:

Q:  It is stated that "by the grace of a Guru, the highest state is
reached in a moment".  Is this true?

Bhagavan:  Yes.  If the disciple is in a ripe state.  The ajnana
will be removed only by the avalokana (look) of the Sadguru.

Q:  Is this "krupa", flowing towards one proportionate to one's

Bhagavan:  If the vessel is small, "the krupa" that he receives
will be small.  If the vessel is big, "the krupa" will be proportionately more.

Q:  If the vessel is small, how to make it big?

Bhagavan:  The water in all the vessels is the same.  (After a
pause..)  There is no question of more krupa or less krupa for one
who surrenders (Saranagati) totally.

Q: What is meant by surrender or Saranagati?

Bhagavan: When one surrenders, there is no kartrtva bhava, there
is no sense of agency in him.  There will be udasina bhava i.e. he
will not feel any anxiety about acts or results.  He does not commence any work, for his own sake, and he becomes a sarva
arambha parityagi. (vide Gita Ch.14).  He will have no ahankara,
feeling of "I".  The feeling of I will vanish only either by Jnanamarga or saranagati.

Q:  In the books i is stated that Bhagavan, is an ocean of mercy.  Is it a fact?

Bhagavan: Ocean?  Ocean has a limit, a boundary or a coastline.  But "the krupa" of Bhagavan has no such limit.  It is limitless.
It knows no bounds.

This explanation of Bhagavan, gave me great satisfaction, roused new hopes, and opened a new chapter in my spiritual life.

(Source:  Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace,
Volume 6. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.