Question: I feel as though we do not love God enough and yet we want to love Him more. How can we learn to love God more?

Sri Chinmoy: If we do not feel our love for God in the morning, our whole day is miserable; there is a sense of frustration. But if we do love God, then even if everything in our outer life is unpleasant, it does not matter. If we do not meditate in the morning, no matter how much people appreciate us, we feel that something is missing. But if we do meditate, no matter how many calamities take place during the day, still we are happy.

So if we want divine satisfaction, we have to meditate on God as soulfully as possible. In the beginning it is difficult because God is only theoretical. But after we have been meditating for some time, we feel that God is something natural and normal. He is like us, except that He is illumined and divine. We start with the idea that we need God. Then we come to realise that we need only God and we must choose God above everything else. Then God asks us to take Him as our very own.

There is an easy way to love God soulfully and constantly. When we separate darkness from light, the transient from the eternal, and outer knowledge from inner wisdom, then it becomes extremely easy for us to love God soulfully and constantly. After we love God soulfully and constantly, we can go one step ahead and love God unconditionally, by giving Him what we have and what we are.

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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