How important is the quality of love in the world?

February 11, 2018 | By More

Sri Chinmoy Answers

SRI CHINMOY: Nothing can be greater than love. The world exists just because love still exists on earth. No other divine quality can create, sustain and fulfil God here on earth like the quality of love. Love lives inside the heart, not inside the mind. If love means possessing someone or something, then that is not real love; that is not pure love. If love means giving and becoming one with everything, with humanity and divinity, then that is real love.

There are two types of love: human love and love divine. In human love, there is a conscious demand, or at least an unconscious expectation from the love you offer to others. When your love is pure or spiritual, there is no demand, no expectation. There is only the sweetest feeling of spontaneous oneness with the human being or beings concerned. We have to use love not to bind or possess the world, but to free and widen our own consciousness and the consciousness of the world.

Divine love does not mean an emotional exchange of human thoughts or ideas; it means the fulfilment of oneness. When we love divinely, we are not attached to anybody. We care only for the expansion of our own consciousness and of the consciousness of others. We feel that it is not right to bind them. By binding an individual we do not accomplish anything. When we really love, we feel that we should expand our consciousness into Infinity and we should help those with whom we are closely connected to expand their consciousness as well.

In divine love we just give and give. You can consciously give pure love to others if you feel that you are giving a portion of your life-breath when you talk to others or think of others. And this life-breath you are offering just because you feel that you and the rest of the world are totally and inseparably one. Where there is oneness, it is all pure love.

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