God alone deserves all love
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God alone deserves all love, and the freedom of love is in giving it to
Bowl of Saki, September 16, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:
The one thing to rely upon is God’s favor. Do not build either on your
study or on your meditation, although they both help you. But you are
dependent on God, not even on your murshid. Seek Him, trust Him. In Him
lies your life’s purpose, and (in) Him is hidden the rest of your soul.
~~~ “Classes for Mureeds I, Mureedship”, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Whom should one love, how should one love? Whatever one loves — whether
duty, human beings, art, friends, an ideal, or one’s fellow-creatures —
one has certainly opened that door through which to pass in order to reach
that love which is God. The beginning of love is an excuse; it leads to
that ideal of love which is God alone.
~~~ “Gathekas for Candidates, Gatheka 17”, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
We must remember the teaching of Christ, how He says, “Render to Caesar the
things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that belong to God.” In
other words, give to the world that which belongs to the world, and give to
God what belongs to God, namely: love, worship, reverence, devotion, trust,
confidence. All those are due to God; so give them to God.
~~~ “Supplementary Papers, Metaphysics II”, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Love has the power to open the door of Eternal Life. By contemplation how
far can we pierce through life? One, two, or three planes, then we must
stop, but the nearest way of all is by Love and Devotion, for it is God’s
way, and God is Love. God cannot be deceived — God will not be deceived.
When anyone has taken this way it is by the God in him. And as we give all
things they come back to us through Love. The more we give, the more comes
back. Love has its limitations when it is directed to limited beings, but
love that is directed to God has no limitations, God alone deserves all
love, and the freedom of Love is in giving it to God.
~~~ “Sangatha III, 30 – Ta’lim”, by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished)