When the stream of love flows
October 3, 2013 Comments Off on When the stream of love flows
When the stream of love flows in its full strength, it purifies all that
stands in its way, as the Ganges – according to the teaching of the
ancients – purifies all those who plunge into its sacred waters.
Bowl of Saki, September 30, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:
When God’s divine love rises as a wave, it washes away the sins of the
whole life in a moment, for law has no power to stand before love: the
stream of love sweeps it away.
Forgiveness is a stream of love which washes away all impurities wherever
it flows. By keeping this spring of love, which is in the heart of man,
running, man is able to forgive, however great the fault of his fellow man
may seem. One who cannot forgive closes his heart. The sign of spirituality
is that there is nothing you cannot forgive, there is no fault you cannot
forget. Do not think that he who has committed a fault yesterday must do
the same today, for life is constantly teaching and it is possible in one
moment a sinner may turn into a saint.
True happiness is in love, which is the stream that springs from one’s
soul. He who will allow this stream to run continually in all conditions of
life, in all situations, however difficult, will have a happiness which
truly belongs to him, the source of which is not without, but within. If
there is a constant outpouring of love one becomes a divine fountain, for
from the depth of the fountain rises the stream and, on its return, it
pours upon the fountain, bathing it continually. It is a divine bath, the
true bath in the Ganges, the sacred river.