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Friday, April 27, 2007

Remembrance of the Beloved -- Love For God -- Huzur Baba Sawan Singh

Remembrance of the Beloved -- Love For God -- Huzur Baba Sawan Singh

Sant Mat Fellowship:
Radhasoami Reality:
{Radhaswami Dayal ki Daya Radhaswami Sahai:
"Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and Protection"}

Huzur Baba Sawan Singh on Love for God: One who desires to achieve communion with the Almighty Father should first of all wash the dirt from his mind with the water of love. The bandage of ego should be removed from our eyes, because then alone is it possible for us to see the Lord. And this bandage can be removed only by emptying ourselves of everything except the remembrance of the Beloved. No thought of any kind should be allowed to enter between the devotee and the object of his devotion.

People say that love is blind and mad, because a lover does not listen to anyone. But the lover of God is not blind. He has eyes that see the Truth. He sees only that One whom he wishes to see. He accepts only that One and believes in Him. He is not mad. He gives his heart to One alone, and is free from duality. "Love is the Divine Law. It will triumph where reason fails."

God is love. Just as it is impossible to praise Him adequately, it is similarly not possible to define love. Those who have drunk deeply out of the cup of love have become intoxicated by it, and in their ecstasy have sung songs of praise for Him. Below are given a few quotations by way of example:

"Love is God. It is the religion and faith of man."

"Love is a pilgrimage. It is a magnetic power which attracts hearts and everything good and beautiful in them."

"A heart full of love is contented and sweet."

"Love is the comforter and sustainer of hearts. It is the hope, the longing for union, and surging emotion in the heart."

"It is a Power. When we love, we learn the lesson of courage and fearlessness."

"It is the shield against which no weapon can be effective."

"It is Truth and Reality. It is faith and sacrifice."

"It is a divine flower, which imparts its perfume to the entire universe. It is a fragrant flower through which man's life is beautified."

"It is a light by which the universe is illuminated."

"It is a silent emotion full of sweetness, in which man forgets himself completely."

"It is a heavenly gift and food for the soul."

"It is the permanent union. Both, the lover and the beloved, are imperishable. It is an indescribable state of their hearts."

"The key to heaven is love, and not intellect."

"Love is not blind. It increases vision."

"Love is stable, imperishable and infinite. In the end all one's ties and connections with the world are broken, but it is impossible for the relationship of love to be destroyed. It is stronger than chains of steel and unbreakable even by death, because it is a part of the soul."