Message from Rama to Sita
(Bhakti Files #6)

Message from Rama to his wife, Sita, to be delivered by Hanuman, the Son of the Wind, while Sita was being held captive of the demon king, Ravana (from the ‘Sri Ramacharitamanasa’ of Tulsi Das):

“The reality about the cord of love that binds you and me, dear, is that my soul ever abides within you. Know this to be the essence of my love…..”

Recently, some friends and I have been discussing the subject of ‘grace’: god’s grace, guru’s grace………

Of course, everyone has their own ideas. Some think grace is a result of effort. Some say it’s a matter of karma. To me it seems that grace is an expression of the unconditional, causeless love of the guru or god for his/her children. It doesn’t seem to have anything to do with karma. Guru’s grace can eradicate karma in an instant. It is beyond cause and effect. Nor does it seem to have much to do with effort. We read about great yogis with supernatural powers falling into the endless mire of ego. Grace is god’s gift to us, regardless of who we are or what we’ve done. It is a gift that brings us closer to him. It is an unending stream of blessings coming from the great heart of the universe. It is the glance of the guru. It is a smile from the beloved. Perhaps all that is asked of us is to be grateful, to simply say “thankyou”, to appreciate the blessings in our own lives……..

Of course, this is just my opinion. The only one who really knows what grace is is the one who bestows it. Only the sun truly knows it’s own radiance, it’s own heat. Only the moon truly knows the gentleness of it’s rays. But through grace, we get little tastes, little reflections of the infinite splendor of god……

2017-06-26T18:11:29-07:00June 26th, 2017|