Question: How can we learn to love God with all our heart?

Sri Chinmoy: The spiritual heart is the sweetest and most intimate part of us. We can expect it to have the feeling of immediate, indivisible oneness with God. But right now, our physical existence separates us from our heart-consciousness. In order to give our heart's love to the Supreme, first we have to identify ourselves with the heart and not with the body or the mind. Next, we have to feel that our heart is composed of only one thing: gratitude.

This gratitude is for whom? It is for the Supreme. The moment we can feel that we have only one name, gratitude, we will be able to offer our heart's love to the Supreme totally, implicitly and ceaselessly. Why do we have to offer gratitude to the Supreme? Because God has given us the greatest blessing imaginable: there are billions of people on earth who do not have the urge to realise God, but He has given us the aspiration to lead a spiritual life and realise Him.

Sri Chinmoy, Love, Agni Press, 2006