Author's introduction: love, devotion and surrender
Love is action. Devotion is practice. Surrender is experience.
Love is realisation. Devotion is revelation. Surrender is manifestation.
Love is the meaning of life. Devotion is the secret of life. Surrender is the Goal of life.
In my love, I see God the Mother. In my devotion, I see God the Father. In my surrender, I see God the Mother and God the Father together in one body.
Love without devotion is absurdity. Devotion without surrender is futility.
Love with devotion was my journey's start. Devotion with surrender is my journey's close.
I love the Supreme because I came from Him. I devote myself to the Supreme because I wish to go back to Him. I surrender myself to the Supreme because He lives in me and I in Him.
— Sri Chinmoy