My Dearest Friends,
Here i am sharing with you a soul stirring piece of writing by Sri Paramhansa Yogananda (PBUH) whose books i am currently reading and am completely engulfed by every single word. He has experienced a multitude of the innumerable aspects of the Ultimate Reality. And he expresses such Intense Love and Devotion to God that it inspires us to tread towards Him and be drowned in His Love...May we all be drenched in His Divinity!
"Love is a golden mansion in which the King of Eternity homes the entire family of Creation. And at His command, Love is a mystic fire that can melt the grossness of the cosmos into the invisible substance of Eternal Love.
Like a river, Love flows continuously through humble, sincere souls ; but it bypasses the rocks of egotistic, selfish, sensebound souls, because it cannot pass through them.
Love is an omnipresent spring with countless founts. When one of its heart-openings is clogged with the debris of wrong behaviour, we find it surging from some other heart. But to think of love dead in any heart is Ignorance of the omnipresence of Love.
One should never block with wrong actions the channels of Love in his own soul. Then he will drink with countless mouths of soul-feeling from the Divine fountain of Love coursing endlessly through all open hearts.
Love may exist in the presence of passion, but when passion is mistaken for Love, Love files away. Passion and Love together are a bittersweet mixed drink that produces some joy, but mostly an after sorrow. When pure Love is quaffed , the taste for passion loses itself in the sweetness of true feeling.
Droplets of Love sparkle in true souls, but in Spirit alone is found the Sea of Love. To expect perfection in human Love is folly unless one seeks to perfect that Love by feeling within it God's Love. Find God's Love first ; then, with His Love, Love whatever or whomever you like.
Do not limit your Love to one being, however lovable, to the exclusion of all else. Rather, with the Love you feel for the one you love most, Love all beings and all things, including the one you love. When you try to inprison Omnipresent Love in the form of one soul, it will escape and play hide and seek with you until you find It in every soul. Increase the intensity ans Spiritual quality of the Love you feel for one or a few souls, and give It to all. Then you will know what Christ- Love is.
Love is wonderfully blind, for it dwells not in the flaws of the beloved, but loves unconditionally through eternity. When dear ones are parted by death, mortal memory may fail to recall the pledges of love they made ; but true Love never forgets, nor does it die. For incarnations, it escapes from the heart of one form and enters that of another, pursuing the beloved, fulfilling all its promises until the emanicipation of those souls in Eternal Love.
Grieve not for lost love, whether it is through death or the fickle fluctuations of human nature. Love itself is never lost, but just plays with you in many hearts ; that in pursuing it you might find its ever greater manifestation. It will keep hiding from you, and disappointing you, until you have quested long enough to find its abode in the One who resides in the deepest recesses of your own soul, and in the heart of everything. "
-Written in 1940s