..." the 'Jiva's Dharma' is 'Sadhana' and the Lord's 'Dharma' is 'Kripa'
(Grace). It is only when the Jiva follows his own Dharma that he becomes
the recipient of the lord's Grace. Without following one's svadharma, one
cannot hope for the Lord's Grace. It is true that the Lord's Grace is ever
partially raining down upon the moving and unmoving, the manifest and
unmanifest, and the sentient and the insenient. It does not differentiate in
terms of time, place, or object. It has been raining down from the beginning
of time. It will do so till the end of time, because raining down is its very
nature. In fact whatever is existent is because of only a fraction of the
This is the Truth. However it is not possible to realize this Truth of the
Lord's Grace without Sadhana. It is the nature of the sun to spread its
rays of light far and wide to bring new life and energy to the whole universe.
However because of some problem with the eyes, if one is not able to enjoy
that light, one cannot blame the sun, saying it is being partial. It is the
problem of the eyes. In the same way, even though the Lord's Grace is
always present, we have to remove the incapacity to experience it. It is
through Sadhana that we will gain the capacity to experience the Lord's
Grace. Through Sadhana we will gain a sparkling and pure 'Antahkarna'
with which we will easily experience the Lord's Grace."
(Translated from Hindi by Ananda Saraswati.)