The Heart’s natural love – Sraddha

By | July 9, 2015
Swami Sri Yukteshwar

Swami Sri Yukteshwar

The heart’s natural love [Sraddha] is the principal requisite to attain a holy life. When this love, the heavenly gift of Nature, appears in the heart, it removes all causes of excitation from the system and cools it down to a perfectly normal state; and envigorating the vital powers excretes all foreign matters – the germs of diseases – from it by natural way, perspiration &c, and thereby makes man perfectly healthy, in body and mind, and enables him to understand the proper guidance of nature. When this love becomes developed in man, it makes him able to understand the real position of his own self as well as of others surrounding him. With the help of this developed love man becomes fortunate in getting the God-like company of the divine personages and is saved for ever. Without this love man cannot live in the natural way, neither can he keep company of the fit person for his own welfare; he becomes often excited by the foreign matters taken into his system by mistake in understanding the guidance of nature, and in consequence suffers in body and mind. He can never get any peace whatever and his life becomes a burden throughout. Hence the culture of this love, the heavenly gift is the principal thing for the attainment of holy salvation and it is beyond doubt impossible for man to advance a step towards the same without this. Vide Rev. II 2-4.

I know thy works and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.

And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my names sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

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Love rules the court the camp the grove

The man below and saints above

For love is heaven and heaven is love.

[Sir Walter Scott]

The power of love has been beautifully described by the poet in the stanza quoted above. It has been clearly demonstrated in the foregoing pages that “Love is God”, is not merely the noblest sentiment of a poet but an aphorism containing an eternal truth. To whatever religious creed a man may belong and what ever may his position be in society, if he properly cultivates this ruling principle naturally implanted in his heart, he is sure to be on the right path, to save himself from this creation of Darkness Maya.

It has been shown in the foregoing pages how love may be cultivated how by its culture it attains development and when developed how through this only man may find his spiritual preceptor through whose favour again he becomes baptized in the holy stream and baptized again in Spirit sacrifices his self before the altar of God and becomes unified with Eternal Father for ever and ever. This little volume is therefore concluded with an earnest exhortation to the reader that they may never forget that “life is always unsafe and unstable like drop of water on a lotus leaf and that the company of a Divine personage for a moment can save it” like Noahs ark in the flood as has been very poetically described by the Indian sage Shankaracharyya

Sri Yukteshwar “The Holy Science”, Sadhusabha edition, 1920, Chapter 3, Sutras 5 – 6 and Conclusion.

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