The Dynamism of Love

True love is very different from an evanescent outburst of indulgent emotionalism or the enervating stupor of a slumbering heart. It can never come to those whose hearts are darkened by selfish cravings, or weakened by constant reliance on the lures and stimulations of the passing objects of sense.

But to those whose hearts are pure and simple, true love comes as a gift through the activising grace of a Master. Such love is energising and life-giving. It breaks asunder the narrowness and the prejudices which separate man from man. It inspires man for selfless and creative action which contributes to the well-being of all, without distinction of caste, color, race, nationality, creed or sex. It lifts him from the slavishness of sanskaric attachments to the unhampered freedom of the divinely conscious soul. And it initiates him into the dynamic harmony of life in eternity.

Affirmation of the separative ego is the chief veil between man and his own divine self. But the doors of the heart have to be thrown open by the surrenderance of ego-affirmation, if God as the supreme beloved is to make his entry in the heart.

No one can realise God except through the grace and help of a God-realised Master, who is Truth incarnate. Only a God-realised Master can awaken this true love in the human heart, by consuming through the fire of his grace all the dross that prevents its release.

Those who have got the courage and the wisdom to surrender themselves to a Perfect Master are the recipients of his grace. The grace of the Master does come to those who deserve it. And when it comes, it enkindles in the human heart a love divine, which not only enables the aspirant to become one with God, but also to be of infinite help to others who are also struggling with their own limitations.

There is no power greater than love.

– Messages of Meher Baba, East and West, ed. Adi K. Irani, p73  (14 November 1944, Message given at the Theosophical Society, Nagpur)

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