Before creation, all the uncountable individual souls were in a dormant state within God’s own personality. God thought, “I must grace the souls.” Feeling compassion, His kripa shakti, power of grace came forward, created the material world and placed the souls there so they would have the chance to do devotion and attain their ultimate goal: God. This was only God’s grace upon us.
After creating the world, He also made so many arrangements for our survival such as making available food, water, air, land and so on. He didn’t do that for Himself. He created all these things only for us with His grace. His gracious nature compels Him to perform all these actions. His kripa shakti makes Him the servitor of His devotees. What can He do? He is completely helpless because gracing the ignorant souls is His nature. On the other hand, we cannot grace anyone because we exclusively desire our own happiness. But God and the Saints exclusively think of and work for the welfare of others.
This is a brief description of divine grace.
An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
22 September 2009
© Radha Govind Samiti
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