People think love is the means to Self-realization, but they are unaware of the fact that, love and hate are made of the same stuff. Love is not the means of the Self –realization.
Love is very much necessary in practical life within the practical world. Love implies duality. Whatever is of duality is a falsehood. Thus, love is the reality within the falsehood. Lover and love cease to exist in reality because the duality is not a reality.
The experience of practical life within the practical world is a reality within the waking experience, but the waking experience itself is mere an illusion created out of the consciousness. Thus, lover, love, and the world are one, in essence. Thus, the path of love is a religious path because religion is the path of individuality. The ‘Self’ is not an individual to love or hate. In reality, there is no second thing exist other than the
consciousness. Thus, there is no duality whereas love implies duality. The ‘Self is fullness of the consciousness. The Soul, the innermost Self, is the formless, timeless and spaceless existence.
The humanism is limited to practical life within the practical world. The path of love is path for humanity, therefore, it is the individualized path. Thus, the path of love is limited to the physical structure, it cannot transport one to the ultimate end. Thus, the seeker has to understand the fact that, from the standpoint of the Soul, the innermost Self, the practical life and practical world are mere an illusion.
Meher Baba said: - To love God as he ought to be loved, we must
love for God and die for God, knowing that the goal of life is to know God, and find him as our own Self.
To realize God is to attain liberation from the bondage of illusion.
Live only to find and realize your true identity with your beloved God.
The energy which is expended in mere thinking,
taking or writing is like steam, which escapes through the whistle of railway engine …
That is why the sages have always insisted on practice rather than theory. This applies particularly to those who want to know and realize God.
~ It means one has to know and realize his
innermost Self is God and identifying it as his true identity to find liberation from the bondage of the illusion of birth, life, death and the world (duality). The goal of our life is to find and realize our identity with our beloved God, which is our innermost Self.