Grace is there all along. grace is the self, it is not something to be acquired. All that is necessary is to know its existence.in the same way the sun is pure brightness. It is there and shines and you are surrounded by sunlight; still if you want to know the sun you must turn eyes in the direction and look at it. Similarly grace is only to be found by effort, although it is here and now.—–Maharishi Ramana.
Comments; according to Maharishi Ramana, we all human beings are already in grace. According to Indian scriptures, it may be Guruvani, it may be upnishdas, the human form is itself a grace because we can understand our self in this form.We can meet with our Lord. But we have to work hard for self-realization. There are so many forms like animals, birds, etc., but the human form is needed to understand your real nature. It is an opportunity to realize your true nature. Maharish Ramana gives us an example of Sunlight. Just you can feel sunlight, but to see the sun you have to turn your head towards the sun. Similarly grace is only found by effort, although it is here and now.