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Ramana Maharshi About Guru and His Grace
« on: January 02, 2011, 11:19:26 AM »
D: Cannot Grace hasten ripeness in the seeker?

M: Leave it all to the Master. Surrender to Him without reserve. One of two things must be done: either surrender yourself, because you realize your inability and need a higher power to help you; or investigate into the cause of misery, go into the Source and so merge in the Self. Either way, you will be free from misery. God or Guru never forsakes the devotee who has surrendered himself.



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Re: Ramana Maharshi About Guru and His Grace
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 01:32:09 PM »

Dear prasanth,

Yes.  Surrender is the ultimate submission of ego.  The self inquiry
is where the ego is forsaken as a first step.  In both the cases,
Grace of Guru or God is absolutely necessary. What one needs to
do is to be devoted to him or be attentive about the Self within.

Saint Manikkavachagar says, as he starts Tiruvachakam, "Nama sivaya Vazhga, Nathan thaaL vazhga..". "Long live Namasivaya, Long live my Master's feet..."

God's feet are the source of Grace.  One should either contemplate on them with devotion, and be attentive by him in Heart. 

Then, he completes his second work, Tiru Chitrambala Kovaiyar,
"Ooran matRum yavarkum oodhiyame."  Oooran - the Lord of the town, Chidambaram, He himself is the prize for all those who say
Namasivaya and hold on to His feet.

The first line of Tiruvachakam and the last line of Tiru Chitrambala
Kovaiyar, completes the whole process of sadhaka's efforts in attaining Siva Jnana Bodham.

Arunachala Siva.