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Civilization 101: How to Love God

“To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God.

“If, instead of seeing faults in others, we look within ourselves, we are loving God.

“If, instead of robbing others to help ourselves, we rob ourselves to help others, we are loving God.

“If we suffer in the sufferings of others and feel happy in the happiness of others, we are loving God.

“If, instead of worrying over our own misfortunes, we think ourselves more fortunate than many many others, we are loving God.

“If we understand and feel that the greatest act of devotion and worship to God is not to hurt or harm any of His beings, we are loving God.

“To love God as He ought to be loved, we must live for God and die for God, knowing that the goal of life is to love God, and find Him as our own self.” — Meher Baba

 
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Love and Prayer

“People pray to me to solve their difficulties, saying that they love me, but there is a vast difference between love and prayer.

“In Persian, ‘to pray’ means to beg, to want, to desire something—even the blessings of God. But when a person really loves, he gives himself over to his Beloved completely.

“This is true love. In that, there is no begging, no wanting, and no room for desires. Only the longing to unite with the Beloved remains.

“Love means the renunciation of the self; prayer means selfishness, no matter how high the prayer may be. So there is a vast difference between when one prays and when one loves.” —Meher Baba, Lord Meher, 1st ed., Vol. 4, p. 1374, Bhau Kalchuri

 
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