The Grace of the Guru is like an ocean. If one comes with a cup he will only get a cupful. It is no use complaining of the [inadequacy] of the ocean. The bigger the vessel the more one will be able to carry. It is entirely up to him.
And what relevance, one might ask, does this quote about a Hindu Guru have for my Jewish Journey?
Well, Ramana Maharshi also explained:
“Guru, God, and Self are One.”
Thus, Maharshi’s quote about the Guru’s Grace reminds me that G-d’s Grace is unfathomably large, and if I am unable to feel it, that is not because G-d is unavailable. I must “clear out the clutter” within me so that I am capable of carrying G-d’s Grace, because — even if I were completely empty — G-d’s Grace is much much larger than I could ever carry . . .
shavua tov, jen