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How to love the Gods?

A cyberspace devotee wants to know how one can learn to love the Gods. Gurudeva says to have love in your heart you have to get rid of all the things in your heart that you don't love. If you are having a conflict with someone mentally say "I love you" and "You love me" and make the energy flowing between you and the person you are having a conflict with flow smoothly.

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A cyberspace devotee, Rosina, wants to find the love of God, doesn't have love for God and is wondering how to bring this about.

Well Rosina, judging from your name, you are probably not a member of the Hindu religion. Therefore, your philosophy - and correct me if I am wrong - may be different than ours.

Whatever we love, we have to know where it is. It has to be identified in a place and then, we can either love it or not love it, react to it or fight with it.

Going to Sanatana Dharma, God does have a place. But it is a little more complicated than that. We have to know what God we are talking about. Now, if we are talking about Lord Siva, Lord Siva is everywhere, most strongly felt within a Siva Temple. If we are talking about God Ganesha or God Murugan or any other Gods and Goddesses, they live in the Third world and have many Devas and other Mahadevas that work and serve humanity.

Let us begin with Lord Siva. The energy in your body, and my body and everybody's body, as well as, in animals, bugs, reptiles, fish and birds is the same one prana flowing. Where does it come from? It comes from Siva. So, we can identify Siva in one of His aspects as pure energy and learn to love energy.

The light that lights up my thoughts, that lights up your TV, lights up your thoughts and all the thoughts in all the minds in the world, that light comes from Siva. So, we can identify Siva as light and learn to love light.

On another level, from a psychological point of view, to have love in your heart and love flowing through you, you have to get rid of all the things that you don't love. Maybe you are fighting with somebody in the office, having mental arguments with your family or friends. All that has to stop. So, if you are having a conflict, mentally say, "I love you, you love me" and make the energy between you and the person that you are conflicting with, flow between you in a very wonderful harmonious way.

This is a mental, six-word mantra - "I love you, you love me."

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God is with us always, even when we are unaware of that holy presence. He is His creation. It is an extension of Himself; and God is never apart from it nor limited by it.