The Guru’s grace can function through two mechanisms:
Resolve: Only when a Guru makes a resolve, ‘may this disciple progress spiritually,’ does the disciple make real spiritual progress. This itself is termed as Guru’s grace. Even a mere thought like ‘may it occur’ in the mind of the Guru is sufficient for the occurrence of an event. Nothing else is required. However, this is possible only in the case of a Saint whose spiritual level exceeds 80%. Resolve for Gurus at the spiritual level of 70% is mostly limited to worldly help for their disciples.
Presence: Mere presence, proximity or company of the Guru, is sufficient for a disciple’s spiritual practice and progress to occur automatically. A good example to illustrate this is the sun that awakens everyone and makes the flowers bloom when it rises. This happens simply with its existence. The sun does not ask anyone to wake up or the flowers to bloom. The mission of a Guru of a spiritual level of more than 90% is of this nature.