Grace is always there . But the practice is also necessary. Staying in his self by one’s effort is like training a roguish bull to remain confined to his stall by tempting him with luscious grass and preventing him from straying.—Maharishi Ramana.
Comments; Maharishi Ramana used to speak very few words from Samadhi. Mostly he remained in silence for a long time. when he spoke any word, it comes from his own experience.
He said that Grace is always there, meaning it is our being or original nature. But by practice it may be self-inquiry or Nam- Japa or Vippassana we try to slow down our mind. He gave an example of a roguish bull . as we gave good grass and food in its stall then bull will not go outside and remains in his stall. Likewise, our mind every time goes outside attracted by worldly objects like greed, selfishness anger . But when our mind enjoy the bliss in our heart it will stay here and not will go outside.