Self-Effort, Too, Is Needed

From the Bible:

Gospel of St. Luke, Chapter 8:

But as he went, the crowds nearly suffocated him. Among them was a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years and who had derived no benefit from anybody’s treatment. She came up behind Jesus and touched the edge of his cloak. As a result, her hemorrhage stopped immediately.

“Who was it who touched me?” Jesus asked.

When everybody denied it, Peter remonstrated,

“Master, the crowds are all round, pressing you on every side!”

But Jesus said, “Somebody touched me. I felt power going out from me.”

When the woman realized that she had not escaped notice, she came forward trembling and fell at his feet, and admitted before everyone why she had touched him, adding that she had been instantaneously cured.

“Daughter,” Jesus said, “It is by your faith that you have been healed. Go in peace.”

 

From the Bhagavad Gita, ninth Chapter:

To those who meditate on Me as their Very Own, ever united to Me by incessant worship, I make good their deficiencies, and render permanent their gains.