The Holy Secret of God
Love is the highest and noblest feeling; it purifies our mind and elevates our being. In all ages, it has been the central theme of human existence. The world would be barren without it, and our life a dull void thing. It is love that charms this short mortal stay of ours, that makes this earthly life worth living. Take it out, and the whole universe is reduced to a dry, lifeless structure, a bony framework, wanting the touch of the alchemy of love to transmute this skeleton into a living entity.
All writers praise this sublime sentiment, all poets sing of it in rapturous ecstasy. It is the spiritual cement that keeps the whole cosmos intact: it is the divine lubrication that makes this complex machinery run smoothly; it is the celestial stream of existence that permeates every pore of phenomena; it is the heavenly blood of life that flows through every vein of this gigantic organism.…
God is love, they say, and so is our soul. It is through love that we are nearest to God. Love is the deep secret of life, the profound secret of the world, the holy secret of God. Love prompts action, love controls thought, love is the reigning deity of our subconscious life. In all our feelings and doings, love is the predominant force; it is the final urge in all our deeds, the ultimate goal in all our activities.
Mysticism, the Spiritual Path