The Final Word
Wisdom from Maharaj Sawan Singh in Philosophy of the Masters Vol. II.
Wherever there is love there is life. Where there is no love, life is worthless. Actually, a man is not a true man unless he has within him the divine spark of love. God, in the form of love, is within everybody. Those whose eyes are open see all human beings as manifestations of God, like rays of the sun or waves of the ocean. They know that the same spark of love has created them all. Therefore, who can be low or who can be high? Men in different positions of life and indifferent countries are all one in His eyes; and differences in caste, creed or country can never be of any importance to those who possess the quality of love. There is one God in heaven and one family on earth. Maulana Rumi says:
The current of love from the one God is flowing through the entire universe. What do you think when you look at the face of a man? Look at him carefully. He is not a man, but a current of the Essence of God (Love), which permeates him.
Love is the richest of all treasures. Without it there is nothing and with it there is everything. Love never perishes, even if the bones of a lover are ground fine like powder. Just as the perfume of sandalwood does not leave it, even if it is completely ground up, similarly the basis of love is the soul, and it is indestructible and therefore eternal. Beauty can be destroyed, but not love.
When St. John became so old that he was not able to walk and was able to speak only with great difficulty, another follower of Christ took him to a great gathering of children to deliver a sermon. He raised his head and said: “Little children love one another.” Once again he said this and then repeated it a third time, after which he was silent. At that the people closest to him said, “Good man, haven’t you anything more important to say to these children?” To this he replied: “I give this advice over and over again, because of all of the qualities, that of love is the greatest need of mankind. If you would love each other and the current of love would fill your minds, you would possess all other good qualities. Love, and all things shall be added unto you.”
Saints are an ocean of Love, because they are already merged into Lord, and the Lord is love. The currents of Love emanating from the saints spread out and influence every nook and corner of the world. By receiving such currents, one’s heart is inclined to meet the Lord.
To demand worldly conveniences from God is to separate oneself from the aims of love. Not to remain in His Mauj (Will), not to be contented in happiness or even in pain is to fall down from the heights of love. A lover loves only the Beloved, and the Beloved is the be-all and end-all for him. He sees only the light of his Beloved in this world and in the sky above. The Beloved is his real world. Nearness to the Beloved is his heaven, and being away from the beloved is his hell.
Love is not dependent upon anything else. It is an ocean of faith and fortitude. It is an ocean of strength and faith. It imparts peace and serenity to the mind and to life. It is of real and lasting value. All the things of this world appear beautiful when there is love. By the currents of love the entire atmosphere is charged with joy, and the spark of God’s light is visible in love.