When through conscious effort to keep the mind free of thoughts, we are able to stay in that state that is the sahaja state.– Maharishi Ramana.
Comment; maharishi told us that when effort takes a state where is effort remains without effort. until it is realized there should be effort should be carry on. it is like a bird does not move its feather while flying in the sky.
To me there is no distinction .Grace is flowing like an ocean, ever full. everyone draws from it according to capacity . how can one who brings only a tumbler complain that he is notable to take as much as another who brought a jar?.
Comment; Maharishi said that bliss is every time flowing on me like an ocean constant . but as the capacity of a devotee as his or her thrust he can fill his vessel. if one has a cup meaning if his thirst is only one cup he will got it but if one has a Bukett he will fill it. meaning his thrust .
The highest form of grace is silence. it is also the highest upadesa. (teaching)—Maharishi Ramana.
Comment; meaning of maharishi that silence of mind is the highest form of grace and spiritual teaching.
According to maharishi Ramana we never comes out of grace .it is already given to you in your heart, we have to follow the instructions of guru and practice that method then we find that it was already there.
Comment; meaning of Maharishi Ramana is that we never comes out of grace, we born with it which lies in our heart. according to Guruvani and upnishidas human form give to those who have done good karmas in previous lives. here we have a purpose to meet with your self or God which is the same.so by instructions with Guru or holy books you can find your destination.