Motherly Love is Based on Feeling and Is Unconditional
by Paramahansa Yogananda
Motherly love is broader. It is based on feeling, rather than on reason. True mother love is unconditional. We can say that in many ways it is more spiritual and therefore greater than most human expressions of love. God implanted in the heart of the mother a love for the child that is unconditional, regardless of the child’s merit or behavior. Even if the child in later life becomes a murderer, the mother’s love remains steady, unchanged; whereas the father may be more impatient and less inclined to forgive. The unconditional love of the mother is perhaps the human love closest to the perfection of God’s love. Now who could have placed this love in the mother’s heart, save God?The Divine Spirit is not a tyrant. He knows He has put us in a world of delusion, He knows our struggles. Man only increases the inner darkness of his spiritual ignorance when he thinks of himself as a sinner. It is better for him to try to correct himself, appealing to the Divine Mother for help, beholding in Her the reflection of God’s infinite love and forgiveness.
While I was meditating last night, I sang this love song to the Divine:
“O Divine Mother, I am Thy little babe, Thy helpless babe, secretly sitting on Thy lap of immortality. I shall steal my way to heaven secreted on Thy lap. In the shelter of Thy lap I shall steal my way to heaven. No karma can touch me for I am Thy babe. Thy little babe, Thy helpless babe. Secretly on Thy lap I shall steal my way to heaven.”
That is the relationship to have with God, for the love of the Mother is the all-forgiving love of the Divine.
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