Without divine eyes, we notice only worldly things, never glimpsing the permanent and “real” aspects of life, like the existence of the soul, the interconnectedness of all beings, the workings of karma, the true nature of someone like Dhyanyogiji, and the true nature of ourselves.
When we do spiritual practices, we gradually free ourselves from the temporary attachments that divert us from recognizing these truths. That, Dhyanyogiji explained, was the importance of putting forth self effort. But ultimately, he said, its is only through grace that we acquire the capacity to see beyond maya.
– This House is on Fire, page 232