1. In Hinduism, the sense (especially in the Upaniṣads) of the free action of favour or grace, coming to the assistance of individuals and helping them toward mokṣa (release). ‘Grace’ is thus opposed to ‘works’ (i.e. the strict working out of karma). See further, S. Kulandran, Grace in Christianity and Hinduism (1964); and for its importance among Sikhs see SIKHISM.
2. Food offerings, which are then shared among worshippers, carrying with them spiritual effect.
3. Peace of mind received, without effort, as a gift.
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