Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Glory! Glory to your holy Bhagavan feet!
Since Bhagavan was so frequently extolling the greatness of satsang and grace, I once asked him, 'It is said that moksha is attained easily only with the grace of the Guru. How is that so?'
Bhagavan replied, 'The house of moksha is not anywhere outside. It is within everyone. Whoever has a strong desire to attain moksha is being pulled by the Guru who is within. The Guru who is on the outside raises his hand and pushes him inwards. This is how the Guru's grace operates.'
Bhagavan then quoted two of his favorite verses from Kaivalya Navanitam in which the disciple thanks the Guru for giving him the grace which enabled him to realise the Self.
1.86 'Lord, you are the reality remaining as my inmost Self, ruling me during all my countless incarnations! Glory to you who have put on an external form in order to instruct me! I do not see how I can repay your grace for having liberated me. Glory! Glory to your holy feet!"
1.87 The Master beamed on him as he spoke , drew him near and said very lovingly: 'To stay fixed in the Self, without the three kinds of obstacles [ignorance, doubt and knowledge derived from false premises] obstructing your experience, is the highest return you can render me.'
~ from Living by the Words of Bhagavan (the voice is Annamalai Swami's, the author David Godman)