What should we do, when our problems become way larger and more complex than we expect, due to our accumulated past ‘karma’? Bhagawan instructs and inspires us.
Neither peace nor devotion can be obtained through another; each one has to create and develop them for themselves. Still, one should also have the grace of the Lord, which is fundamental. As said in the Upanishads, “He whom He chooses gets it (Yameva vrunute tena labhyah)”. But the spiritual aspirant may doubt, “What then is the need for spiritual exercises?” Those who think of the Lord with devotion can overcome any type of inherited or accumulated karma. With His grace, they can experience even unattainable bliss. Do not doubt the usefulness of spiritual discipline; it can never be fruitless – no, not for anyone! Hold firm to that conviction. Unshaken devotion will win the grace of the Lord. Gajendra is an example of this.
– Prasanthi Vahini, Ch 5