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E ven three times a day to offer
Three hundred cooking pots of food
Does not match a portion of the merit
Acquired in one instant of love.

quote 4390  |   Nagarjuna
Precious Garland 283 

S o remember the name of thy Lord and devote thyself with complete devotion.

quote 4370  | 
Qur'an 73.8 

T he disciple that takes abode in the Master's home to receive guidance
Should with his heart the Master's guidance accept. He should nowise show
off his ego; He should ever in his heart meditate on the Name Divine. The
disciple that has abandoned himself to the Master-- All his objectives
shall be fulfilled. One that serves and seeks no recompense, Finds union
with the Lord.

quote 4365  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Gauri Sukhmani 18, M.5, p. 285 

A s in the sky flies the white-clothed crane,
Keeping its mind behind,
In its heart continually remembering its young ones;
So the true Guru keeps the disciple absorbed in the love of God,
And also keeps him in his heart.

quote 4362  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Adi Granth, Gauri, M.4 

K nowledge puffs up, but love builds up. If any one imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if one loves
God, one is known by him.

quote 4350  | 
1 Corinthians 8.1-3 

P raise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty firmament!

Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his exceeding greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with timbrel and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

quote 4347  | 

M y heart is joy-filled, blossoming with love;
Ravished am I by His love--
Love of my eternal Lord.
He is the immortal Lord Supreme,
Whose will nothing restrains;
Gracious, compassionate,
In each one's life involved.
He is my sole knowledge, object of meditation, adoration,
His name in my soul lodged:
Neither ritual garb nor wandering nor austere yoga
Know I to win Him over:
Nanak, true devotion alone conquers His love.

Agreeable is the cool night, followed by happy day;
Thou who art asleep in thy own ego, the Beloved calls thee.
Awakened is the youthful bride to the Lover's call,
In aspect pleasing to Him.
Thou youthful bride! discard falsehood, deceit,
Maya-absorption, concern with the world.
Round my neck I wear the pearl-string of His Name,
The jewel string of His holy Word.
With hands folded Nanak makes supplication:
Show Thy grace, take me into Thy favor!

quote 4346  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Bilaval Chhant, M.1, p. 843-44 

H ow may I live, Mother, without the Lord?
Glory to Thee, Lord of the Universe!
To praise Thee I seek;
Never without the Lord may I live.
The Bride is athirst for the Lord;
All night is she awake lying in wait for Him.
The Lord has captured my heart;
He alone knows my agony:
Without the Lord the soul is in travail and pain--
Seeking His Word and the touch of His feet.
Show Thy grace, Lord; immerse me in Thyself.

quote 4345  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Sarang, M.1, p. 1232 

A s a hart longs for flowing streams,
so longs my soul for thee, O God.
My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and behold
the face of God?
My tears have been my food
day and night.

quote 4344  | 

T he path to the Unmanifest is very difficult for embodied souls to realize
[by effort at meditation]. But quickly I come to those who offer me every
action, who worship me only, their dearest delight, with undaunted
devotion. Because they love me, these are my bondsmen, and I shall save
them from mortal sorrow and all the waves of life's deathly ocean.

quote 4343  | 
Bhagavad Gita 12.5-7 

H e is the Living One; there is no god but He: call upon Him, giving Him
sincere devotion. Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds!

quote 4341  | 
Qur'an 40.65 

A nd you shall love the Lord"--namely, you shall make the Lord beloved.

quote 4340  |   The Talmud
Yoma 86 

T hose who remember the Lord with every breath, each morsel,
And in whose mind ever abides the spell of the Lord's Name--
Says Nanak, are blessed, perfect devotees.

quote 4339  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

T he supreme Lord who pervades all existence, the true Self of all
creatures, may be realized through undivided love.

quote 4338  | 
Bhagavad Gita 8.22 

T he quest of pleasure brings nothing but torment abounding;
Man thus makes of his evil desires only a shackle about the neck.
Thou seeker of false delights, liberation comes only through the love of God.

quote 4284  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Gauri Ashtpadi, M.1, p. 222 

A s is a well full of frogs
Ignorant of the wide world,
So is my mind deluded by evil passions
Keeping out all thought of the Beyond.
Lord of all universes! show me for one instant a sight of Thee.
Lord! my senses have been fouled;
Thy state I cannot encompass.
Shower on me Thy grace;
Remove my delusions; confer on me true wisdom.
Great yogis for all their praxis
Comprehend not thy Reality inexpressible.
Through love and devotion mayst Thou be known,
Thus says Ravidas the cobbler.

quote 4273  |   The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

H e lets his mind pervade one quarter of the world with thoughts of love, and so the second, and so the third, and so the fourth. And thus the whole wide world, above, below, around, and everywhere, does he continue to pervade with the heart of love, far-reaching, exalted, beyond measure. Just as a mighty trumpeter makes himself heard--and that without difficulty--in all the four directions; even so of all things that have the shape of life there is not one that he passes by or leaves aside, but regards them all with mind set free, and deep-felt love. Verily this is the way to a state of union with Brahma.

quote 4210  | 
Digha Nikaya xiii.76-77, Tevigga Sutta 

H illel said, "Be of the disciples of Aaron--one that loves peace, that loves mankind, and brings them nigh to the Law."

quote 4209  |   The Talmud
Mishnah, Abot 1:12 

C ompassion is a mind that savors only
Mercy and love for all sentient beings.

quote 4206  |   Nagarjuna
Precious Garland 437 

I f I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

quote 4205  | 
1 Corinthians 13 

B eloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.

No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit.

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because he first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.

quote 4203  | 
1 John 4.7-8, 12-13, 18-20 

T eacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."

quote 4153  | 
Matthew 22.36-40 

L ove is the firstborn, loftier than the gods, the Fathers and men.
You, O Love, are the eldest of all, altogether mighty.
To you we pay homage!

Greater than the breadth of earth and heaven, or of waters and Fire,
You, O Love, are the eldest of all, altogether mighty.
To you we pay homage!

In many a form of goodness, O Love, you show your face.
Grant that these forms may penetrate within our hearts.
Send elsewhere all malice!

quote 4148  |   The Atharva Veda
Atharva Veda 9.2.19-20, 25 

T o love is to know Me,
My innermost nature,
The truth that I am.

quote 4146  | 
Bhagavad Gita 18.55 

F or, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

quote 4076  | 

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