How To Love God

Meher Baba

To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we
feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God.
If, instead of seeing faults in others, we look within ourselves, we are
loving God.
If, instead of robbing others to help ourselves, we rob ourselves to help
others, we are loving God.
If we suffer in the sufferings of others and feel happy in the happiness
of others, we are loving God.
If, instead of worrying over our own misfortunes, we think of ourselves
more fortunate than many many others, we are loving God.
If we endure our lot with patience and contentment, accepting it as His
Will, we are loving God.
If we understand and feel that the greatest act of devotion and worship
to God is not to hurt or harm any of His beings, we are loving
To love God as He ought to be loved, we must live for God and die for
God, knowing that the goal of life is to Love God, and find Him as our
own self.

given by Meher Baba at Darshan Hours, September 12th, 1954, Ahmednagar, India
cited in T. K. Ramanjuam, Much Love, Avatar Meher Baba Information, Madras, 1994, p. 385

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