Question: How can I be more receptive to God’s Love? Sometimes I feel God is ignoring me!

Sri Chinmoy: God can never ignore us. He is manifesting Himself in and through us, so He cannot ignore us. God knows that we are His instruments, His chosen instruments, so how can He ignore us? We are His children.

Sometimes we pray to God most intensely, but God does not answer for days or months. Perhaps our dear ones are about to die, so we cry and pray to God to save them. Then we see that God does not listen to our prayer. Is God so cruel? No. He has His own Way of operating. But just because we pray and meditate, we do feel that there is Someone who is a little higher than we are. If we are sincere, we have to feel that there is Someone who loves our dear ones more than we do. There is Somebody who has the capacity to sympathise with the suffering of a particular human being more than we can.

God loves us in His own Way, not in our way. Right now we feel that God loves us if He fulfils our desires or aspirations. But when we go deep within and experience real Love, the divine Love, we will feel that we are God’s chosen children. And whether He fulfils our immediate wishes or not, we know that whatever He does, He is doing for our own good.

Sri Chinmoy, Love.First published by Agni Press in 2006.

This is the 3030th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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