Sunday, April 13, 2008

the need for effort

While Ramana would always reassure one about the Guru's grace being as unfailing as the tiger's jaws, he would at the same time say, "nevertheless, the disciple, for his part, must unswervingly follow the path shown by the Master'. Human endeavour and the Satguru's grace act and react on each other. One cannot rest content with half-hearted, insipid and weak pursuit of effort to turn within but should "look within, ever seeking the Self with inner eye".

~ A. R. Natarajan, A Tide in the Affairs of Men

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