True 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 heart is darkened by selfish cravings or weakened by constant reliance upon the lures and stimulations of the passing objects of sense.

Even when one truly loves […]

The greatest Law of God is Love

Of all the forces that can best overcome all difficulties, the greatest is the force of love, because the greatest Law of God is Love, which holds the key to all problems. This mighty force not only enables one to put the ideal of selfless service into practice, but also transforms one into God. […]

“Purity, impurity all disappear when love is one hundred percent”

 

Adele wolkin with Baba, Meherazad

Adele [Wolkin] met Baba at 10 A.M. that morning. To her Baba stated:

Do not worry about any weaknesses which sometimes overpower you. Your love for me is so great it will wipe out your weaknesses. When the heart and mind are purified, one can see […]

Happiness through self-forgetful love

 

True happiness begins when a man learns the art of right adjustment to other persons, and right adjustment involves self-forgetfulness and love. Hence arises the spiritual importance of transforming a life of the limited self into a life of love.

–Discourses 7th Ed. p396

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Nature of Love: “The price of knowing me is love – love, pure and simple”

 

[Final part, continued from previous post on “Nature of love”]

How?[to begin to increase this feeling or devotion for Baba]? Remember me before starting and after finishing any work. Think of me before doing anything. If you have to write something, remember me before starting and then mentally say, “Baba, it is you, […]

Nature of Love: Real love is bestowed and cannot be created

 

Baba in Nasik

On Sunday, 30 March 1930, Shroff brought his family and friends to Nasik to see Baba who expounded on the nature of love to them:

Love me and you will know me; but I am such a Reality that it is extremely difficult to […]

Leaving everything to Him: “Baba, your will is my will”

Adarsh Khare said, “I want such love whereby I can really see you.”

Baba replied, “For such love, my grace is required.

If showered spontaneously and of my own accord, it is like nectar. If asked for, it is like plain water. If anyone insists on it, it proves like poison.

So, just go […]

Love can be awakened by constantly thinking of the Master

On Tuesday, 1 May 1928, Baba concluded a discourse with the boys on Union with God, by stating, “In the end, the lover, the Beloved, and love all become one.”

He then quoted a Persian couplet:

“The inmost core of my heart is so filled with the thought of my Beloved […]

“Bless Everything”

 

After further explanation [of spiritual planes], Baba’s dictation ended and he asked one of the group, “Is it clear?”

The person answered, “No. I get all confused when you discourse like this.”

Baba smiled, spelling out, “Love Baba! That is all you need to do. The fun of it all is you are […]

“People must give and then receive”

William Warner, a well-known author, asked Baba, “For a long time, I have been trying to find out the actual definition of love. Can you tell me what it is?”

Baba responded, “Love means a life of giving without expectation of receiving any reward.” Warner was impressed, and Baba continued, “People must give and […]