INSPIRED BY LOVE
Selfless service as well as meditation are both spontaneous when they
are inspired by love. Love is therefore rightly regarded as being the
most important avenue leading to the realisation of the Highest. In
love the soul is completely absorbed in the Beloved and is therefore
detached from the actions of the body or mind. This puts an end to
the formation of new sanskaras and also results in the undoing of old
sanskaras by giving to life an entirely new direction. Nowhere does
self-forgetfulness come so naturally and completely as in the
intensity of love.
Hence it has been given the foremost place among the methods which
secure release of consciousness from the bondage of sanskaras.
DISCOURSES, 6th ed, vol 1, p. 84
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