Love is Basic in Life
(Vinod Anand)

The world exists just because love still exists on earth. If this one divine quality left the world, then there could be no existence on earth. Let us love the root of the tree.

Then we shall see that the branches, the leaves and the foliage of the tree also feel our love. Love is the secret key that allows a human being to open the door of God.

Where there is love; pure, divine love, there is fulfillment. What is love? If love means possessing someone or something, then that is not real love that is not pure love.

If love means giving and becoming one with everything, with humanity and divinity, then that is real love. -Where there is Oneness, it is all pure love. At every moment we have to - be very careful whether it is human love or divine love that has entered into us or operating in and through us.

If we give someone something and expect something in return because we feel that the person is . . . under obligation to give us something back, this is human love. But if we can do something unconditionally, that is divine love.

In divine love we give for the sake of giving, and we feel it is up to the other person whether to give something back or not.

This is unconditional love, this is divine love. Divine love makes no demand.1t is spontaneous and constant. It is unlimited in every way. It is like the Sun. The Sun is for everybody.

Everybody can use sunlight, but if we keep our doors and windows shut, what can the sun do? Divine love at every moment illumines us, and in if illumination we see total fulfillment. In divine love there is no possession only a feeling of oneness. This oneness can enter into an animal, flower, tree, or even a wall. When we have divine love for someone, at that time there is automatically inseparable oneness.

No bridge is required, we just become one. Divine love tells us that we are greater than the greatest, larger than the largest; it tells us that our life is infinitely more important than we imagine.

For those who want to follow the spiritual path, for those who want to feel God as their very own, I wish to say that love divine is the answer: In love divine the seeker’s real fulfillment and perfect perfection loom large. This is the easiest path.

This love is most convincing, most effective. We all can practice the inner teaching by offering our true love to God. The more we offer this divine love, the more we fulfill the inner Pilot within and without.

Life divine is not an unreachable goal here on earth. You just have to know the secret of secrets. And that secret is to grow into divine love, where the lover and Beloved become consciously one, Creation and the Creator become consciously one, the finite and Infinite become consciously one.

It is here on earth that we shall hear the soul-stirring flute of immortality. We do not have to go to Heaven or any other realm of consciousness. Right here, now, we can hear the message of liberation, enlightenment and divine fulfillment if we love for love’s sake, love for God’s sake

Author's Bio: 

Love is Basic in Life

VINOD K.ANAND: A BRIEF PROFILE

Born in 1939, and holding Master’s Degree both in Mathematics (1959) and Economics (1961), and Doctorate Degree in Economics (1970), Dr. Vinod K.Anand has about forty five years of teaching, research, and project work experience in Economic Theory (both micro and macro), Quantitative Economics, Public Economics, New Political Economy, and Development Economics with a special focus on economic and social provisions revolving around poverty, inequality, and unemployment issues, and also on informal sector studies. His last assignment was at the National University of Lesotho (Southern Africa) from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that he was placed as Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of North-West in the Republic of South Africa, and University of Allahabad in India, Professor at the National University of Lesotho, Associate Professor at the University of Botswana, Gaborone in Botswana, and at Gezira University in Wad Medani, Sudan, Head, Department of Arts and Social Sciences, Yola in Nigeria, Principal Lecturer in Economics at Maiduguri University in Nigeria, and as Lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Nigeria. Professor Anand has by now published more than 80 research papers in standard academic journals, authored 11 books, supervised a number of doctoral theses, was examiner for more than twenty Ph.D. theses, and has wide consultancy experience both in India and abroad, essentially in the African continent. This includes holding the position of Primary Researcher, Principal Consultant etc. in a number of Research Projects sponsored and funded by Universities, Governments, and International Bodies like, USAID, IDRC, and AERC. His publications include a variety of themes revolving around Economic Theory, New Political Economy, Quantitative Economics, Development Economics, and Informal Sector Studies. His consultancy assignments in India, Nigeria, Sudan, Botswana, and the Republic of South Africa include Non-Directory Enterprises in Allahabad, India, Small Scale Enterprises in the Northern States of Nigeria, The Absolute Poverty Line in Sudan, The Small Scale Enterprises in Wad Medani, Sudan, Micro and Small Scale Enterprises in Botswana, The Place of Non-Formal Micro-Enterprises in Botswana, Resettlement of a Squatter Community in the Vryburg District of North West Province in the Republic of South Africa, Trade and Investment Development Programme for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises: Support for NTSIKA in the Republic of South Africa, and Development of the Manufacturing Sector in the Republic of South Africa’s North West Province: An Approach Based on Firm Level Surveys. Professor Anand has also extensively participated in a number of conferences, offered many seminars, participated in a number of workshops, and delivered a variety of Refresher Lectures at different venues both in India and abroad. Dr. Anand was placed at the prestigious Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla in the State Himachal Pradesh, India as a Fellow from 2001 to 2003, and had completed a theoretical and qualitative research project/monograph on the Employment Profile of Micro Enterprises in the State of Himachal Pradseh, India.