' Grace '...


Grace is the benign effluence of the Overself, the kindly radiation from it, ever-present in us.

The theological use of this term to mean particular help given by God to man to enable him to endure temptation and act rightly is a serious and arbitrary narrowing down of its original meaning.

It may mean this sometimes, but it also means the loving mercy God shows to man, which appears variously as enlightenment of the mind or relief of the heart, as change of outward physical conditions or a dynamic revolution-working energy acting on the aspirant or on his life.


-- Notebooks Category 18: The Reverential Life >
Chapter 5: Grace > # 4 Paul Brunton

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