The final stage of bhakti (devotion), as shared by the Narada Bhakti Sutras, is non-dual love.
The first stage is love of objects, then God, followed by love of Self knowledge and finally actualizing Self love.
In realizing my essential nature as non-dual love, I no longer NEED to receive love or even give it.
Why? Because I am love and need dissolves.
The love that I am, includes everything and everyone.
There is no separation between the love that I am and the love that you are. There is only love.
This love is the essence of creation.
This love is not an emotion or a doing, it’s simply who I am.
This does not mean I don’t give to others. How can I not make a contribution to creation, which includes you, for all I have been given?
This knowledge means my love is no longer conditioned by or tied up in need.
As love, I am whole.
As this love, I am free.
Influenced by the teachings of Ramji (James Swartz) and his book, “The Yoga of Love.”
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