The following words are attributed to Paul Brunton by D.C. Desai in a book called Divine Grace Through Self-Surrender. I relate to them because I’ve experienced this and I’ve done my best to describe it in In Search of Simplicity. It is my understanding that when we claim that God resides in the heart of all beings, we’re not referring to the physical heart here, but rather to a non-physical heart to the right of the middle of the chest.

Divine Grace is a manifestation of the cosmic free will in operation. It can alter the course of events in a mysterious manner through its own unknown laws, which are superior to all natural laws, and can modify the latter by interaction. It is the most powerful force in the universe.

It descends and acts only when it is invoked by total self-surrender. It acts from within, because God resides in the heart of all beings. Its whisper can be heard only in a mind purified by self-surrender and prayer.

Rationalists laugh at it, and atheists scorn it but it exists. It is a descent of God into the soul’s zone of awareness. It is a visitation of force unexpected and unpredictable. It is a voice spoken out of cosmic silence. It is Cosmic Will which can perform authentic miracles under its own laws.

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