Meditation Vs Love
Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center
These meditation classes do not impart love. Meditation creates peace, not love. Thinking brings about love when done continually and deeply. In meditation, you try to stop thinking. The stoppage gives peace. But to love, you must think of the Beloved! If your mind becomes still, your Beloved does not exist anymore. Then how can there be love where there is no Beloved?
This is a very important point, this differentiation. When you meditate, you try to forget everything, even yourself. In loving, you forget everything and self, but you remember the Beloved! In real and perfect meditation, which is rare, you forget your body, yourself and everything else. In loving you also forget self, body and everything, but you remember the Beloved! In meditation, the Beloved does not exist. That is why it is said that in meditation, the most you can get is samadhi – forgetting everything and deriving peace. But never God-realization! It is only attained by love.
Sept, 1940; Meherabad