Sri Easwaran defined grace as a benediction from God or, if one prefers, the power from the force of love in the universe. He emphasized the individual's role in receiving grace. Our desire and the efforts we make to overcome our failings, as well as the work we do to help others returns to us as grace. "If you take one step toward God, God takes seven steps toward you," he said.

Dolores Wood, How To End Suffering