.. love melts us. When we feel love, our entire being becomes that love and the channels in our bodies begin to open. We have to bring our bodies into our spirituality. The body should not be rejected. Enlightenment, transformation, healing, whatever we are aspiring to, we cannot experience any of them without bringing the body into spirituality. So there is healing in the body, there is enlightenment in the body. When we become that divine love, the body literally begins to melt, the channels, the chakras within it, begin to open, and we feel more love, more courage. When we feel this divine love, the mind begins to melt, and it undoes all the knots inside it. There is a large mass of knots in the mind: our belief systems and the thought patterns that we are so attached to are the knots in our minds. These knots bind, imprison, and torment us. They take freedom and peace away from us. This love that I am speaking about is a pure experience of melting our frozen hearts.
This true love is not the feeling that we are one with the universe. True love embraces everything, it does not reject anything. This love that I am speaking about is something we can cultivate. There are many methodologies to cultivate this love. There are beautiful songs we can sing. There are profound verses we can recite. There are mediations we can practice as a means to cultivate this love. Sooner or later we feel that we become this pure love, this objectless love… the very quintessence of your being is pure love. The nature of the river is this beautiful flow, even though it sometimes freezes. To truly realise that the very quintessence of your being is true love, you may have to have self knowledge, which is this honest and complete understanding of yourself. It is being aware of your divinity as well as your limitations. YOu already know that you have divinity, and you know that you have courage and love. You know that you are generous and open hearted. You also know that sometimes you are able to give of yourself for the well being of everyone else. It won`t be difficult for you to own your own holiness. At the same time you have limitations – fear, insecurity and selfishness. Once you become aware of these limitations, don’t try to demonize or condemn them. If you demonize your imperfections, then you may end up being more and more frozen.
Once you become aware of your coarse neuroses as well as your subtle neuroses, love them. Love all your neuroses. Love all your imperfections. Learn to love your fear and your anger as well. Always be aware of them, and they will dissolve on their own. They will keep dissolving without any effort. As time goes by, you become more and more this melting, living mandala rather than this frozen one. Your heart is filled with more joy and more love. You feel more and more connected to this world as a paradise – an imperfect paradise, not a perfect paradise. In the end, you may love everyone and everything that exists.