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"El Hombre Propone, Dios Dispone"

August 2, 2018

Excerpt: The old cliché “El hombre propone y Dios dispone” [“Man proposes, God disposes”] is an eternal truth. No matter how much effort we make to achieve anything, especially in the spiritual field, success is owed to the grace of God, not to human effort. And the outcome of whatever we do, no matter how well planned, can never be guaranteed. But only the Will of God will determine the destiny of our actions and our existence..

 

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The old cliché “El hombre propone y Dios dispone” [“Man proposes, God disposes”] is an eternal truth. No matter how much effort we make to achieve anything, especially in the spiritual field, success is owed to the grace of God, not to human effort. And the outcome of whatever we do, no matter how well planned, can never be guaranteed. But only the Will of God will determine the destiny of our actions and our existence.

 

This goes especially for the attempts to reach the silence of samadhi: the mind cannot control itself no matter how hard it tries but through that surrender to God that is wholehearted, the love for God that we have in our hearts to achieve union with that ultimate reality brings the merciful response of the energy, the love, the power to silence the chattering mind and bring us inward toward the source of our Being

 

And so, the real effort is t