Love and intelligence


However much I may explain to you about love, it will not be fully understood. You cannot understand it through reading or hearing about it. Yet, I will tell you. Every time you say “Baba, give us your love,” I say love me more and more. I will try to clear up what love is.

According to Hafiz, there is as much difference between the earth and sky as between love and intelligence. Love cannot be understood through the intellect. Love is obtained through uprooting the intellect, and to do so you have to wear your heart on your sleeve. One may be very intelligent, another be absolutely nil. Both can love God if they wear their hearts on their sleeves. …

Suppose Niranjan Singh is very intellectual and Adarsh Khare is not. But if both have their hearts on their sleeves, they can love God. Let one be literate and another illiterate – both can love God equally.

Remember one thing: However much I may explain to you about spirituality, love and God, you will never be able to experience what I say. Intellectually you will grasp it. If you read God Speaks from cover to cover, you will understand it intellectually. But after all that, to love God is quite different, and what love is, I will explain. God Speaks has nothing to do with love, but it gives a clear picture about what God is and how one can love God.

To have Real Understanding, consciousness must remain, and intellect (mind) must go. It does not mean becoming mad like Punjia [an inmate in the Mad Ashram at Rahuri]. What I mean is that intellect should be the means of wholeheartedly achieving ends that are accepted by the heart. And if you obey me with all your heart, intellect will go and consciousness will remain.

A person may be very intelligent, but if he has not the fortune to have the company of a Sadguru, he will not get Self-Realization. On the other hand a person, though dull, who has that rare fortune to have the company of a Perfect Master can have Self-Realization. And I myself will bow down to such a person who is fortunate enough to be very intelligent and, at the same time, who has love for and the company of a Perfect Master.

Even after coming in contact with a Perfect Master, it is very difficult to obey him. Suppose you believe me to be the Perfect One and while obeying me, even if you have a passing thought doubting my perfection, it would not be perfect obedience.



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