During my initial experience with Maharajji, I focused on two aspects of his being : that he knew everything and that he was loving me unconditionally.
It took me a long time to put the two together in myself, to understand the depth of a being who could do that. I had to go from identifying in my head to identifying in my heart-mind.
I keep coming back to what Maharajji did that first morning I was with him. It was not just mind reading. It was not only that he loved me unconditionally, although may be it was that love that took me into the One.
Now I think it was grace. That graceful love allowed the awareness and love to merge in the heart-mind, allowed the horizon of the sky of consciouness to open, allowed me to experience the One.
Grace is at the nexus of love and awareness. There it's all open and it's all love. I could see everything as One, but to become One is grace.
-Ram Dass from Be Love Now