Friday, October 22, 2010

God as the Lover

as the Lover
Sant Mat Quote of the Day:
"The Vaishnava Saints have depicted God
as the Lover and the Bhakta as the beloved
in their devotional songs. Another popular
relation between Bhagan [God] and Bhakta
[Devotee, Premie] is that of the Master and
the servant, but the more favorite relation
developed and strengthened by the Alvars,
is that of the husband and wife, of lover
and Beloved. Bhagwan is always described
as the lover with pure, selfless, and 
unending love."
(Sant Ravidas and His Contemporaries,
R. Chandra and K.L. Chanchreek)