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There is total absence even of exchange of thought: love prevails without thoughts. Mind becomes defunct for the time being: for in such intense human love mind does not come into play. The mind apparently gets annihilated for the fraction of a second when love and loving are at their zenith. This brings about a state similar to trance. If ordinary human love can go so far, what should be said of the height of love divine?

 

I am the Ancient One, the One residing in every heart. Therefore, love others, make others happy, serve others, even at discomfort to yourself; this is to love Me. I suffer for the whole universe. I must suffer infinitely: unless I suffered how could I ask My lovers to suffer for others? I am One with all on every level: I am One with all on every plane of consciousness: and I am beyond all planes of consciousness.

 

Baba said: “Have you all heard of the two lovers, Mainu,[sic-should be Majnu] and Leila? They had human love at its height. Mainu [sic-Majnu] was at a great distance from Leila, always trying to love her and repeating her name wherever he went. But Leila was at some other place. One day a thorn went into Mainu's [sic-Majnu's] foot; blood came out. At the very same moment Leila felt a shock and blood trickled from her foot. Even such human love falls short of Divine Love. Human love at its zenith is 'Ishka Mejazi:' Divine Love is 'Ishka Hakiki.' Baba asked Don: "How did the story of Mainu [sic-Majnu] and Leila end?" Harry Kenmore answered, "Mainu [sic-Majnu] would have been happy even if she loved and married another." Baba continued: The end is given somewhere. His whole life was Leila; he saw Leila in everyone. Of course he was not careful of his clothes, health, food. He roamed about always thinking of her. Then he met a spiritual Master sitting under a tree. The Master called him, saying, 'If you had tried to love God as intensely as you love Leila, you would have seen God everywhere, in everything.' Mainu answered. 'I am not after God, I am after Leila. I see her in all.' The Master called him, embraced him, and in an instant Mainu [sic-Majnu] had the experience of God everywhere. Then he started to cry: 'Anal Hak!' or 'I am God,' instead of 'Leila.' This Anal Hak was different from that of a Majzoob." [sic-should be Mansoor]

 

[sic] Corrections taken from ERRATA Volume 6 No. 1 page 35-webmaster 2008-JK

 

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