LOVE: What has love got to do with it?
Many people accept the idea that God is Love. Here is an extraordinary Baha’i teaching by Abdu’l-Baha about love. Below there are some relevant teachings by Ken Wilber.
1 Love is the secret of God’s holy Dispensation, the manifestation of the All-Merciful, the fountain of spiritual outpourings.
2 Love is heaven’s kindly light, the Holy Spirit’s eternal breath that vivifieth the human soul.
3 Love is the cause of God’s revelation unto man, the vital bond inherent, in accordance with the divine creation, in the realities of things.
4 Love is the one means that ensureth true felicity both in this world and the next.
5 Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul.
6 Love is the most great law that ruleth this mighty and heavenly cycle, the unique power that bindeth together the diverse elements of this material world, the supreme magnetic force that directeth the movements of the spheres in the celestial realms.
7 Love revealeth with unfailing and limitless power the mysteries latent in the universe. (Abdu’l-Baha – from Baha’i writings) -0- https://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/SAB/sab-13.html
Q. Where do we find go to find God?
Divinity has one ultimate secret, which it will also whisper in your ear if your mind becomes quieter than the fog at sunset: the God of this world is found within, and you know it is found within: in those hushed silent times when the mind becomes still, the body relaxes into infinity, the senses expand to become one with the world- in those glistening times, a subtle luminosity, a serene radiance, a brilliantly transparent clarity shimmers as the true nature of all manifestation, erupting every now and then in a compassionate Radiance before whom all idols retreat, a love so fierce it adoringly embraces both light and dark, both good and evil, both pleasure and pain equally…. – Ken Wilber
Q. What is our true Self?
The Self doesn’t live forever in time, it lives in the timeless present prior to time, prior to history, change, succession. The Self is present as Pure Presence, not as everlasting duration, a rather horrible notion. – Ken Wilber
Q. What insights can you see having these three teachings set together?