This teaching is a prayer for death, because one must actually come in contact with that purifying flame that wipes clean the dispositions of the mind and reveals the ground or absolute. These dispositions are the tendencies of the exclusive me or ego that finds its identity in “I am the body and mind.” Giving rise to suffering.
When one realizes that it is “me” that stands in the way, that same “me” cries out and offers itself as a living sacrifice to the Source or Lord of All.
As ego incarnate:
“I am not here to stand but to kneel.
I am not here to be fulfilled but emptied.
I am not here to begin but to end.
I am not here to gain but to lose.
I am not here to take but to serve:
You can have me.”
Grace is what fills the body once you have emptied it.