The Definition of Grace

11-03-2019 00:00


Unlike all spiritual paths and practices, God's one Way of Freedom includes God from the very beginning; and not as a distant Goal, and not as an unachievable goal. And, The Path not only Includes God, but is Founded in Him from the very beginning, and continues Forward Founded in That, and always Ends in That and As That. God is constantly Present In, Through, and Throughout the true follower's being and life, for his entire life along The Way. 

The Path is Initiated, Guided, Sustained, Conducted, and Ended by the very God which followers are seeking also as the Eventual Goal. God is both the Goal, and The Path to the Goal. The Path is Initiated, Guided, Sustained, Conducted, and Ended by God. And that Ending is the Death of the self and its selfish life; but, is also the Beginning of a New and Glorious Life in God and As God, In and Through Human Form. The Path begins in God, and Ends in and As God.

"A definition of Grace helps those who are unfamiliar with God's Work. The definition of Grace is simple, yet has many deep implications for a serious seeker of Truth. Grace may be defined as: the Gift God Makes of Himself; Into, Through, and Throughout the entire being and life of a truly serious follower. It is God and His Grace, and only Him and His Grace, which Sustain, Lead, Purify, and Change the being and life, and not self-will, strategizing, and self-effort. The fact that it is God and His Grace, and not you-egoity, which Conduct the entire Path, is an underlying principle of the inviting and allowing which the follower effortlessly "does". Paradoxically, on one hand, inviting and allowing is the follower's "getting-out-of-the way" so that God has room to Exist and Operate Through that being and life; while, on the other hand, inviting and allowing requires passionate participation in that Grace-Led and Grace-Accomplished "getting-out-of-the-way". Inviting and allowing is passionate yet effortless participation. In practice, and on deeper levels, both inviting and allowing are the Same Way of living moment-to-moment, and are, therefore, frequently treated grammatically as singular, unless there is a need to emphasize their superficially-unique roles."

Sri Dava Prakasha