Sunday, February 15, 2015
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Om Lead us from Thy lesser truth to Thy highest Truth …
As Swami Vivekananda (Swamiji) pointed out, spiritual seekers do not progress from untruth to truth; instead, we move from lower forms of truth to realization of of the highest ideal. Therefore, with regard to love, he said, “All … is the manifestation of that One Love, more or less expressed.”
Human love is a lesser expression. As Swamiji said, “(It) is seen to flourish only in places where it is returned; where love is not returned for love, cold indifference is the natural result …
“In the highest love, union is only of the spirit. All love of any other kind is quickly evanescent. Only the spiritual lasts, and this grows …
“Let nothing stand between God and your love for Him. Love Him, love Him, love Him; and let the world say what it will. Love is of three sorts — one demands, but gives nothing; the second is exchange; and the third is love without thought of return — love like that of the moth for the light.”
Swami Kripamayananda develops and expands on these ideas, this Sunday morning talk.
Love’s Shining Peace by Cyndi Craven (lyrics to the featured song)