Through love one cannot reach god because love implies duality. Loves is possible between the two. In reality there is no second thing. Thus love is emotional tool within the duality and it has its value within the threshold duality. Thus love is tool prescribed by the religion for the mass to live in peace and harmony in the worldly life.
Love, happiness and misery are part of the illusory reality. Love, happiness and misery are one in essence . That essence is formless consciousness(soul), the innermost self. Creation is neither good nor bad; it is as it is because it is illusory reality. Until we think duality as reality we bound to experience the burden and bondage as reality.
It is the human mind which puts all sorts of constructions on it, as it sees things from its own angle and as it suits its own interests within the illusion. Not becoming aware of the fact that experience of diversity which consists of man and universe is mere illusion is the causes of all the misery in the world.
Within the waking experience one feels the world is a creation. And world existed prior to him and he is born in the world afterwards. But in reality there is neither creation, nor creator because the universe ,which one calls it as creation is created out of single formless clay. Illusion is like cloud and it continues to move and when it is enlightened with coolness it vanishes and realizes it is mere water.
It is the human mind that created all difficulties in realizing the truth of its true existence, by imagining all sorts of theories based on the form to realize the formless reality. One has to realize the fact that the formless is prior to the form, how can one realize the truth, by theories based on the form [body], which cease to exit without the world and world ceases to exist without waking/dream . And waking dream cease to exit without the formless witness. Thus the waking /dream which consist of the man and world are dependent on the formless for its existence.
The idea of god is creation of man. Man worship god in duality /illusion. Man and the world do not exist in reality, because they are the part of the mirage created out of spirit /soul. Therefore whatever man sees, knows, believes and experiences of the world is part of the mirage. Thus the godly business is reality due to inherited ignorance. For the truth seeker the truth itself is god. That is the soul/true self/spirit/Ataman itself is god.