CONSUMED IN THE FIRE OF LOVE
My message to the world, which has been a message throughout eternity, is Love. This Love has two aspects, and both aspects are real. Any other attachment, which we, through ignorance, call love, is nothing but the illusion of Maya.
Love for God Personal or Impersonal with intense longing for oneness with the beloved is one aspect of real Love. Such a lover forgets everything, forsakes everyone and annihilates himself in the fire of divine Love. In the second aspect, he loves humanity at large as being part and parcel of God. Here, the lover forgets his own interest, forsakes his own happiness and tries to make others happy or uplifted. If this love reaches its height, he also, like the Divine Lover, forgets himself completely and is lost in Love, and Love alone.
My Fiery Life is based on this Love by which the Lover is lost in the Beloved after being consumed in the fire of Love.
GLIMPSES OF THE GOD-MAN, Vol. 3, p. 181, Bal Natu
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