More than intelligence, Love
quickens talent and genius. Without Love, intelligence can do much harm.
More than logic, Love assigns to reason the dignity of an unerring
thought. Without Love, logic can be dangerous.
More than Law, Love dispenses a
justice that elicits ultroneously the enthusiastic approval of Man, God
and all Nature. Without Love, law can be blind and cruel.
More than wisdom, Love is an
all-comprehending Virtue, and spans in the extent of its phenomenon,
meaning and power, both the ethical and the spiritual thought, action and
achievement. There can be no real wisdom without Love. Love is a Power for
accomplishment, a Force for culture, a Sentiment that renders all life,
one. Love is an exalted emotion that uplifts the soul of man into a divine
More than prayer, Love unites the
soul of man with God. Without Love, prayer can be less than useless, and
ineffective. Love is everything. Blessed is thy Heart of Love. Spread the
sunshine and smiles of thy Love everywhere, in your own gentle and silent
Future will Establish the
Psychosomatic Value of Love
Extending its researches into the
dynamism of the psychosomatic phenomenon, the modern Mind would one day
establish as a scientific fact that as yet little-known truth, that Love
sweetens saliva, kills the bad germs in the system, oxygenates the blood,
purifies the whole organism. Love is the chief solvent of the several ills
to which human individual is a heir. The medicinal value and therapeutic
utility of Love, cannot be exaggerated.
Above all, Love is to be
considered as the highest technique for spiritual realization.
Your Love Contains
The single element of Love in
your blessed heart contains hundred virtues. The grand, deep, wide, divine
Love in your heart forgives. Love is charitable. Love judges not. Love
resists not evil. Love is a peacemaker. Love is humble and self-giving.
Thanks to your all-encompassing and unfailing Love! Let its dimensions
expand more, and gain for you the highest State of God-experience.
Religion of Love
God is Love: therefore, religion
ceases to be religion, if it is not a religion of love. Love understands,
knows, illuminates, conquers and makes life eternal. Love purifies and
liberates. Love is to be known and experienced by love. Since God is Love,
the way to Him, is through Love.
Love of God is the soul of
religion. It annihilates all limitations and differentiations. It frees
human perception from its errors, human heart from its mistakes and human
life from its imperfections.
From the lover of God, Love
streams forth equally to all beings, even as the warmth streams forth from
the sun equally to all. It is the potent remedy for curing the disease of
fear, hatred, discord, unhappiness.
Pure love is an irresistible
force. To him whose heart is filled with pure love, the voice of his own
conscience is the voice of God. He engages himself in alleviating the
suffering of others. His is an ideal of selfless service. God's will works
through him. God's Light shines through him. God's Life expresses itself
through him. Ever joyful and fearless, he brings into the life of anyone
he comes across peace, harmony, strength, happiness.
The religion of pure Love is the
only real foundation of the lasting unity of all humanity. With such a
religion alone life becomes a song of peace, progress, perfection, and the
world a heaven.
The best description of the Being
of God, is Love. Love is the soul of all Nature, and the Divinity in Man.
Love is the highest Good, the Highest Truth and the highest Beauty, and it
unites in itself the basic processes of the three normative sciences,
ethics, logic, and aesthetics. Love is the supreme virtue. It is the
mainspring of all other virtues.
Our View of Virtue as
Intellectualistic in ethics,
Socrates conceives of virtue as knowledge. Seeking to improve upon the
Socratic rational insight by introducing into it a volitional element,
Aristotle conceives of virtue as the right willing, the choice of the
mean. Our view of virtue as Love includes, as integral to itself, the
Socratic knowing, the Aristotelian willing, and exceeds and corrects them
by a great comprehensiveness. An exclusive preoccupation with the art, the
understanding, the advocacy and the achievement of the excellent in the
merely cultural refinement, ruled out from the Hellenic ideal of
character, the element of Love. Without Love we can conceive of no Saint,
think of no spiritual realization, build no genuine social harmony and
human unity. With love alone, there is the possibility of a deep and
elemental psychic and divine experience.
Knowledge Illuminate Life
The first and last aim of life on
earth is the obtainment of real Knowledge, Love, Peace, Happiness, higher
Powers, Freedom, Immortality. But, this obtainment can be had only by one
way; there is no other way. It is the way of the unfoldment of the highest
divine Consciousness within us, the way of God-Experience. This divine
experience is possible by an increasing knowledge of the ultimate Ground
of our existence, God, and an increasing love for the absolute value that
Ground bears in itself. Therefore, it is the way of Knowledge and Love. We
are safe only on this way. Only by Knowledge and Love, we grow. The most
wonderful persons in the world are wonderful because they have love and
knowledge. You too are wonderful because of your Love and Knowledge.
The Rights of Man
to Happiness, Love, Power and Life
There is none, no man, however
evil, sinful and abandoned, who is not, in some corner of his being,
splendidly good and, in some inmost and secret recess of his
consciousness, truly divine, and, in his awakened hours, fully aware that
he had adopted wrong means to arrive at what is the legitimate right of
his birth into the world, the right for Happiness, infinite Happiness,
endless Happiness, for Freedom, infinite Freedom, endless Freedom, for
Power, infinite Power, endless Power, for Love, infinite Love endless
Love, for Life, infinite Life, endless Life.
And so long as Man is Man,
however supremely good, or extremely evil, he would have moments in which
he is bound to gaze on the luminous person of a God-incarnation, or
recollect calmly the sublimity and pertinence of his teaching, or derive
from a thought devoted to Him, the needed inspiration. Man is a son of God
and the outer shell of his evil will break.
Foundations of Your Love
Be kind to animals; it is good.
Love all; it is good, but do not get emotionally involved in anything.
Emotional attachment will take away your peace of mind, will deprive you
of your freedom to grow further, and will impair the sight of your reason.
Therefore, found your kindness and your love first upon the Knowledge of
the divine Existence and Consciousness, God present in the inner heart of
all beings. Love everything, not for small reasons which change, not for
the exteriors which alter, not under circumstances which disappear, but
for the sake of the Life, the Godhead, in all beings. Such a love is the
love of wisdom, a pure love, unfailing and never troubled Love.
Real Love, its Nature
and its Power
Love brings and enriches love.
Love does not rest content with merely loving, but flows out in acts of
service. Love is delightful only when it freely gives itself. Love must be
revealed in service; otherwise, love has no value; such a love is no love.
Love cheerfully sacrifices. Love willingly suffers. Such a love illumines
and blesses life. Love for God, real devotion, is not mere emotionalism,
it is the tuning of the will, the heart and the mind to the eternal and
indestructible Music of the Divine. It blossoms into Wisdom divine. It
leads to God-Experience and attainment of Immortality.
from Divine Love
We are full of peace, because our
inner being has its intimate relations in love with that which is
infinitely peaceful, - God. We are happy, because our hearts are in tune
with that which is infinite Delight, - God. We are strong, because we are
in constant relations with that which is Omnipotent. We are wise, because
our intelligence is submitted to the guidance of the all-seeing,
all-knowing Consciousness of the Supreme Being. We are loving, because we
experience in the inner being of all, the Presence of the all-lovable
Godhead. We are energetic and hard-working, because we have the joy of
dedicating all our works to the advancement of Peace, Prosperity,
Knowledge, Happiness, in this good world that God made.
How to Love God?
Love God with all thy heart, and
thy neighbour as thy own inner divine self. This is the way of the Saints.
This is religion. When we love God with all our heart, all our soul, all
our might, day after day, day and night, for months and for years, we
arrive at a stage of development where we experience God everywhere, at
all times, and in all circumstances and environs.
How to Develop
Love for God?
Keep company of the good, the
noble, and the pure. Contact the saints. Their exalted and impressive
lives, and their inspiring speech, will awaken your spiritual
sensibilities and the dormant love for God, in your heart. Control your
emotional nature, refine your intelligence, and sublimate and transform
your psychological nature. Your love for God will grow. Develop your moral
nature, the spirit of service and sacrifice. Your love for God will grow.
Study the descriptions of the Nature of God presented by those who have
had an intimate experience of God. Your love for God will grow.
How to Love the
Neighbour as Thyself?
Do you not wish to yourself
happiness, peace, success and well-being? Then, wish these to everybody.
Do you wish to be hurt or insulted? Then, hurt or insult no one. Do you
not wish to be liked, respected and loved? Then, like, respect and love
others. Do you not desire freedom to do what you like in all your ways?
Then, give complete freedom to others. Do you not like the full joy of
living? Then, help others find the full joy of living. Do you wish someone
to speak ill of you? Then, speak ill of no one. First, give to everyone
just that which you wish to have from them. This is the way to love the
neighbour as thyself.
What is Higher
Higher Love is unconditioned
goodwill. A will which never, under no conditions, wishes anybody harm, a
will which expresses for all people, at all times, and without any
compromise, peace, happiness, health and welfare, - that is higher Love.
It is the exalted inner perception of the union with the imperishable and
allsustaining divine Being in all that which is manifest.
How to Love All
Close your eyes for a half a
minute, and wish welfare for all humanity. Generate loving and kind
thoughts for all beings. Say: "May all be happy, may none on earth be
unhappy." Say: "Peace to all corners of the world, and to all beings." Let
there be no hatred of any kind in your heart for anyone.
Wish victory to the forces of
Goodness, Truth, Love, Godliness, Justice, in the world; and all those
people and those nations, which embody these, will prosper. This heart of
all-inclusive Love, extended by a few moments of silence, prayer and
contemplation, - this is universal love; this is the way to love all
beings, all over this vast world.
- Swami Omkarananda