God is infinite.

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God is infinite; therefore everything about God is Infinite – “Hari
anant, Hari katha anantaa.” (Manasa Bal: 140:3). God’s love is also
infinite. Rather, in true love there is infinite joy and sentiments.
The meaning of infinite joy is that, it is every moment, ever
increasing love (pratikshan vardhamaan prem). And, in this moment by
moment, ever increasing love, there is both a feeling of missing and
longing for the beloved and at the same time a feeling of constant
union. Without missing and longing for the beloved, one cannot savor
the nectar of union. And without union, one cannot experience the
true sentiments and joy of love.

In this world, neither the enjoyment of union remains, nor the
longing for the beloved who is not present remains. This is because
in this world, only separation is constant; whereas with God, only
union is constant. In the midst of constant separation in this
world, we experience moments of union and separation, whereas in the
midst of constant union with God, we experience occasional longing
due to separation. Just like Kaushalya mata says to Sumitra
“Hey Sumitra, if Lord Ram has gone to the forest, then why do I see
Him here? And if He has not gone to the forest, then why on seeing
Him, there is this deep longing for Him?” Rather in divine love,
there is both a feeling union and separation at the same time.

Both union with and (longing due to) separation from God are eternal,
inexpressible in words and divine. Rather God’s love is every
moment, ever increasing love. In union, the lover feels he is
deficient in love. He feels that for what God is, his love is not up
to the mark. At the same time, in separation, the lover is never
oblivion of the beloved. Rather the lover is forever engrossed in
his beloved. Both union and separation are given by God and both are
in essence God’s divine nature. God creates the feeling of
separation, so that the beloved devotee may experience something
missing in their love, and in this feeling of incompleteness, in
their inability to love completely, the beloved’s love is ever
increasing. God also showers the devotee with union, so that the
devotee can experience the nectar and joy of union.

Just like the ocean is peaceful from within, but externally there
appears to be constant activity of the waves, and especially from
the attraction of the moon, there is even more turmoil. But in spite
of the external turbulence, the water in the ocean does not increase
or decrease. It remains the same at all times. Similarly in this
infinite love and joy, there are waves of sentiments, but the love
is ever the same. When the love is calm, at that time, the lover
and the beloved become one, without a second. And when there is
stirring within, then the lover and beloved become two. In spite of
being one, they become two, due to a deep longing for union. And
from two when they become one, it is union!.

From “Alaukik Prem” in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Ram Ram

For full online discourses in Hindi, please visit Swami
Ramsukhdasji’s website. http://www.swamiramsukhdasji.org

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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