Guidelines for Spiritual Life
God is the embodiment of love. In order to attain God-realisation, one must also become an embodiment of love. Love is the living essence of the divine nature. It is the golden link which binds heart to heart, mind to mind, soul to soul. It is the crowning grace of humanity.
Love is not affected by offence or insult. It looks not with the eyes, but with the heart. It is anxious to help, serve and make others happy. It is the very essence of pure love to be willing to suffer for the good of others, to place one's happiness in the happiness of others. Love forgives and makes great sacrifices. It is the best thing in this world. The world has come out of love. It exists in love and finally dissolves in love.
~ Swami Sivananda ~