Love is always an extremity. There is no intermediatory state here. Love everyone unconditionally. If love becomes pretence, realise that even you are being cheated. One can simulate emotion in many ways and deceive himself. But this is not the case with true love.
Likewise, love does not exist in many forms. It is a straight forward and a direct path. A true lover does not ask questions. It is realising this, which is enlightenment, and the heart overflows with love once this realisation dawns upon man.
Let Lord Krishna in you express himself through love. There is no need for you to display your love, as love is a quality, which can never be suppressed. It has to come out.
There is also no need to explain love. Love is independent of language. Love expresses itself strongly in silence. It stalls speech. Love is tired of logic and rationale. Let the love in you become your creativity, your duty, your truth and your etiquette. Let us not confine love to such pretence, as ‘I love you ‘and’ thanks. Your love should flow uninhibitedly.
It should never be restricted and everybody is its target. It should bring the entire world under its gambit. Love the ‘you’ in yourself. Love is also not bound by any rules or regulations. It is supreme energy found in one and all. It is a prayer of the heart; the best among meditation and the surest way to reach god is to love everybody.
Sadhana Chatushtaya: Detachment is the result of wisdom, which is knowledge of reality and falsehood (illusion) that is cardinal to our lives. Wisdom is that knowledge which distinguishes the true from the false, and knowledge from ignorance. It forms the very basis of spiritual knowledge. This is also known as the wealth of the soul.
Peace can be achieved only through wisdom. It is peace that leads to liberation. Desires and a liking for material joys, people, and corporeal aspects cause untold miseries to people and hinder their progress towards salvation.
If desires are entertained, a person invariably becomes a prey to anger and enviousness. With anger comes arrogance and love for things.
The genesis of all this is ignorance. Ignorance leads to condescension, which, in turn, leads to desires and love for worldly things.
There are three stages of detachment — mild, moderate, and intense. Among them, only intense detachment puts a person on the path to spirituality and gives him salvation. But sometimes, people who detach themselves from a particular thing go back to it, unable to restrain the temptation. For such persons, the progress achieved in spiritual endeavours proves futile as they fall prey to desires.
It is important to graduate from moderate detachment to intense detachment. This is the game of life.
Through Satsang and the grace of the Guru, one can attain intense detachment, which is conducive for realising the true meaning of life.
Share your happiness: When you realise your true form through meditation, you also discover that you are not a being but energy personified. Meditation, which brings about the realization that man is the manifestation of truth, is practicable only by him and not available to any other being. When one detaches with false pride through knowledge, he becomes one with the ultimate reality.
Such a person’s personality gets dissolved in his divinity, which he stumbles upon. This is the juncture when man becomes one with God. Anyone who keeps away from this truth is equal to a desert or a grave-yard bereft of life.
A scattered mind does not come to terms with man’s holistic existence. What one needs to play a flute are lips and nimble fingers and co-ordination between the two. Likewise, one should transform his body akin to a flute so that the divine energy can move about effortlessly, plunging the world in divine rhythm.
Man who has achieved completeness accepts the futility of life and becomes a witness to the existence of Maya as well as truth, which is concealed. This is the dawn of knowledge. Such a man accepts the realities of life without disorientation.
This article has been taken from the book Touch Stone by Gurumatha Amma