Love vs Devotion
Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center
Don Stevens then read out this explanation on the difference between love and devotion:
Love burns the lover; devotion burns the Beloved.
Love seeks happiness for the Beloved; devotion seeks blessings from the Beloved.
Love seeks to shoulder the burden of the Beloved; devotion throws the burden on the Beloved.
Love gives; devotion asks.
Love is silent and sublime, devoid of outward expressions; devotion expresses itself outwardly.
Love does not require the presence of the Beloved in order to love; devotion demands the presence of the Beloved to express affection for the Beloved.
May, 1958; Myrtle Beach