Swami Brahmananda: “His Grace and His blessings are NOT lacking. But how many are there who set their sail to catch His breeze of Grace? How many bend their heads to receive His blessings? People’s minds are busy with trivial things; who wants the REAL treasure? They talk big, but they don’t STRIVE to earn anything. They want to get everything without effort. People can manage to do all kinds of worldly work, but when it comes to keeping recollectedness of God, they say, ‘But where is the time to do it?’ ” [pg. 211, Swami Brahmananda As We Saw Him] [Note: Swamiji was a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa].
Question: The scriptures and the enlightened ones have declared that the way to happiness, success, peace and meaningful living is to earn God’s Grace: all our efforts, including spiritual practices, will come to naught without it. Now, how do I get God’s Grace?