Effort and grace are interdependent;
without one, the other is impossible.

Half by humanity, half by God said the sages.
Effort is humanity's half and grace is God's.

Nothing is gained without effort, but the effort
is all we make — the result comes from God.

No matter how hard we work, nothing is attained without God's grace.

Amma , Messages from Amma by Janine Canan, translator