HE DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING
Now you have a wife and you love her very much you want to possess her for yourself. It is a great love you have for her you do not want to be separated from her for a moment. You feel lost if she even talks to someone else. But this craving for possession breeds jealousy and fear. You do not look for your wife's happiness, but only towards your own selfishness.
Now in the Divine Love of which we were speaking, there are two stages of loving. In the first stage there is longing for the oneness with the Beloved, and of course, in that there is craving he wants to become one with God. He wants God. Union with God.
But in the next stage he does not want anything of his Beloved. He feels satisfied in pleasing the Beloved under all circumstances. Only that can be called Real Love.
PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY, p. 28, John A. Grant
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