Hidden Light: August 1975
"First you have to push yourself and then the Grace will push you. Grace can only come when you are working, when you are active. So don't stop doing meditation. Go ahead and Grace will follow you. And wherever there is cause for you to fall, Grace will prevent you from falling. That's all."
-Guru Maharaj Ji
questions & answers
Guru Maharaj Ji, when will you make us all yours, 100%
You have to develop yourself. You know, you have to be so high that I can catch your hand. At least you should be high enough for me to catch your hand. But I cannot bend down too much, otherwise I come down.
Guru Maharaj Ji, if a devotee wants to give himself 100% to you, must he first of all understand his mind?
Not neccessarily. He can do service and give himself completely. He must just give all his service to Guru Maharaj Ji, then he'll be a 100% devotee. Put all devotion into the service of Guru Maharaj Ji. If I do service then I am a servant and if I am giving devotion then I am a devotee.
Then Guru Maharaj Ji, why is it that sometimes we feel intellectually we want to surrender to you but in practice it is difficult?
Because your ego begins to act on you and something wrong happens. Because of circumstances, the ego becomes an obstacle. That is why I say instead of taking a difficult staircase to liberation, there is a direct staircase so you may go direct. Do not waste all your time, probably taking a wrong road which takes you halfway around the world and which you will probably miss many times. Take the direct staircase of service.
May Guru Maharaj Ji bless you at a single moment, and may you stand erect and go.
My blessings are always with you and grace too. So go along, don't be afraid of anything in the world. A man who has got my blessings has nothing to be afraid of in the world. Don't be afraid.
-Guru Maharaj Ji