Grace of the Self, grace of God, grace of the Guru and grace of the scriptures – those who have gained these four realize truth and rejoice beyond the shadow of fear.
Of these, grace of self means self-effort. God helps those who help themselves.
By the grace of God an aspirant comes into contact with a Guru who is established in Brahman.
And through the grace of the guru he learns the secrets and puts them into practice.