Love has the power to open the door

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Love has the power to open the door of eternal life.

Bowl of Saki, September 17, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:

Mystics of all ages have not been known for their miraculous powers or for
the doctrines they have taught, but for the devotion they have shown
throughout their lives. The Sufi in the East says to himself, Ishq Allah
Ma’bud Allah, which means ‘God is Love, God is the Beloved’, in other words
it is God who is Love, Lover, and Beloved. When we hear the stories of the
miraculous powers of mystics, of their great insight into the hidden laws
of nature, of the qualities which they manifested through their beautiful
personalities, we realize that these have all come from one and the same
source, whether one calls it devotion or whether one calls it love.

Love is that state of mind in which the consciousness of the lover is
merged in that of the object of his love; it produces in the lover all the
attributes of humanity, such as resignation, renunciation, humility,
kindness, contentment, patience, virtue, calmness, gentleness, charity,
faithfulness, bravery, by which the devotee becomes harmonized with the
Absolute. As one of God’s beloved, a path is opened for his heavenly
journey: at the end he arrives at oneness with God, and his whole
individuality is dissolved in the ocean of eternal bliss where even the
conception of God and man disappears.


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