Spiritual love is the love we receive from god to give to the world. God is the clearest example of what it means to truly love. The love we receive from the father is the only source of real emotional fulfilment.
Not only does it fill us, but it also imbues us with the will to serve others. Attraction to worldly things and relationships stems from a lack of fulfilment in our relationship with God. Since love is the main thing in any relationship, we can gauge the spirituality of our love by the way we relate to others.
Our relationship with god is the conduit through which we also relate to others. To give the return of the father’s love is to become like him in virtues. In worldly relations, true love is that in which the soul has love for other souls.
Real love between people is spiritual. We must see the spiritual reality of each other. To be always conscious of our reality is spiritual love. It is constant and natural. The soul never dies and so, spiritual love is eternal.
Love for that which is perishable is, in fact, not love but attachment. It brings sorrow. The value of love has become distorted today. There is love for physical bodies and material objects. The support and strength such love gives is temporary and soon results in sorrow and pain.
It cannot bring mutual trust. Relationships based on temporary love can neither be lasting nor harmonious. Spiritual love is firstly a love for truth. The experience of truth within the self leads to bliss.
By Dadi Janki