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  • devianandi
    Nov 11, 2003
      devi: michael, when did you realize that Self? and please, i'd like
      to make a suggestion,,,i find it very tiresome to read your style of
      posting only a few words on a line..i would prefer to see whole
      sentences.
      smiles



      >
      > Q: Swami, it is good to love God, is it not?
      >
      > Then why not follow the path of love?
      >
      > Maharshi: "Who said you couldn't follow it?
      >
      > You can do so.
      >
      > But when you talk of love,
      >
      > there is duality,
      >
      > is there not?-
      >
      > the person who loves
      >
      > and the entity called God who is loved?
      >
      > The individual is not separate from God.
      >
      > Hence love means one has love towards one's own Self."
      >
      > Q: That is why I am asking you
      >
      > whether God could be worshipped
      >
      > through the path of love.
      >
      > Maharshi:
      >
      > "That is exactly what I have been saying.
      >
      > Love itself is the actual form of God.
      >
      > If by saying,
      >
      > `I do not love this, I do not love that',
      >
      > you reject all things,
      >
      > that which remains is the real form of the Self.
      >
      > That is pure bliss.
      >
      > Call it pure bliss, God, Self, or what you will.
      >
      > That is devotion,
      >
      > that is realization and that is everything.
      >
      > If you thus reject everything,
      >
      > what remains is the Self alone.
      >
      > That is real love.
      >
      > One who knows the secret of that love
      >
      > finds the world itself full of universal love.
      >
      > The experience of not forgetting consciousness, alone,
      >
      > is the state of devotion
      >
      > which is the relationship of unfading real love,
      >
      > because the real knowledge of Self,
      >
      > which shines as the undivided supreme bliss itself,
      >
      > surges up as the nature of love.
      >
      > Only if one knows the truth of love,
      >
      > which is the real nature of Self,
      >
      > will the strong entangled knot of life be untied.
      >
      > Only if one attains the height of love
      >
      > will liberation be attained.
      >
      > Such is the heart of all religions.
      >
      > The experience of Self is only love,
      >
      > which is seeing only love,
      >
      > hearing only love,
      >
      > feeling only love,
      >
      > tasting only love
      >
      > and smelling only love,
      >
      > which is bliss."
      >
      > Take care,
      >
      > with Love,
      >
      > Michael L.
      >
      >
      >
      >
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