Thursday, 14 August 2014

Love, Lover & Beloved r One

Swami Vivekananda says :
Love, Lover and the Beloved are One!


Various systems, in the end, converge to that one point, that perfect union. We always begin as dualists. God is a separate Being, and I am a separate being. Love comes between, and man begins to approach God, and God, as it were, begins to approach man. Man takes up all the various relationships of life, as father, mother, friend, or lover; and the last point is reached when he becomes one with the object of worship. "I am you, and you are I; and worshipping you, I worship myself; and in worshipping myself, I worship you." There we find the highest combination of that with which man begins. At the beginning it was love for the self, but the claims of the little self made love selfish; at the end came the full blaze of light, when that self had become the Infinite. That God who at first was a Being somewhere, became resolved, as it were, into infinite Love. Man himself was also transformed. He was approaching God, he was throwing off the vain desires, of which he was full before. With desires vanished selfishness, and, at the apex, he found that Love, Lover and the Beloved were One.