- Dear friends, brothers and sisters,
Today I feel inspired to share some of Sri Chinmoy's writings on Grace:
"Grace is our true meal. A true devotee can really and truly live on God's Grace. The Bible has taught us, "Man does not live by bread alone." This is true; but I wish to say that man can live by God's Grace alone. If a spiritual person, an aspirant, really cares for God's Grace, then I wish to say that he can live by God's Grace constantly and eternally.
God's Grace is God's self-revealing, self-fulfilling eternal Existence. We have to know that it is God's Grace that will give us illumination, liberation and realisation. The infinite life, the eternal life, God's infinite wealth will belong to the aspirant who really cares for the Supreme's Grace, which is our only meal."
Excerpt from Life-Tree-Leaves by Sri Chinmoy
Question: Could you speak on Grace?
Sri Chinmoy: "God has various kinds of power, but His most powerful adamantine power is His Grace. The moment He uses His Grace for a seeker, He offers His very Life-Breath to the seeker.
God and God's Grace can never be separated. The divine Grace is constantly descending upon us. He who is aspiring sincerely is consciously aware of this divine Grace, whereas he who is not aspiring is keeping his heart's door permanently closed to the divine Grace.
If we approach God through His Grace, then we are more successful. When we think of God, if we immediately feel that God is Grace within and without, then we will find it easier to approach God. The moment we think of God's Grace, we feel that His infinite Peace, Light and Bliss are already in the process of entering into us. But if we think of God as omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, then His divine qualities we do not see flowing through us. When we think of God as Grace, then all His divine, infinite qualities we feel entering into us. At that time, they become part and parcel of our inner and outer life.
From now on, let us feel that it is through the Grace of God that we can go to God, not that by going to God we are going to have His Grace. Here is a subtle difference. Let us think of God's Grace, which is constantly flowing, and let the flow carry us into the Source."
Excerpt from Flame Waves, Part 12 by Sri Chinmoy
21 July 1999 8:11 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine
"My Supreme, my Supreme!
Your sustaining Grace;Is saving me
From danger's destructive face.
I am offering You
My prayerful and soulful Gratitude-heart-tears.
My Supreme, my Supreme!"
Excerpt from My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, Part 7 by Sri Chinmoy
with gratitude, Kamalakanta
- I dunno if it was Grace but how else can I explain how my chronic knee pain for more than 3-4 years was gone just because I prayed.
For 3-4 years, I could not run, even walk or standing to brush my teeth was a painful experience. Trips to see hospital specialists were useless. So one night I decided to surrender and just pray to Guru to heal me. Strangely, I begun to massage the side of my thighs with some thigh stretching. And surprisingly, it worked. Guru's grace helped me to get rid of my knee pain which no doctor could help. Now I am running again without the help of knee guards or supplements.
I went on to help some friends at work ease their knee problems. One of my friends was told by doctor to go for an operation, but by sharing how to message and stretch, my friend need not go for a 10,000 dollars knee replacement operation.