How to Develop Love for God | Build Your Relationship with God

How to Develop Love for God | Build Your Relationship with God


You say I will love God but when you
meet him will you be able to do it? How then do we love God? The way to do it is,
you keep for a while his Aishwarya opulence out of your head and start
thinking he is mine! That is how love is cultivated. Even in
the world a wife, her husband may be the governor of the state of Texas but in
the wive’s head he is husband first and governor for the others so she speaks to
him like that calling him darling and if the wife
thinks he is the governor of the state and he has so much of power and he
commands so many officers then every time the husband comes in front she will
stand in attention and give him a salute. The wife is able to love by forgetting
his opulence and thinking of him as the husband. A mother, her son may be
the police commissioner of the county but as far as the mother is concerned he
is my Munna, she interacts with him in that manner. Munna the Indian mangoes have
arrived when you come home bring five kg mangoes. Now the police commissioner reaches home what mangoes have you brought you cannot
recognize Alphonso mango who has made you police
commissioner?! See she thinks he is police commissioner for others but as far as I
am concerned he is my son Munna, that is how she loves. Similarly if you wish to
love God you have to establish your relationship with him if you just say
he’s God God God God God you will do sashtanga pranam none but the sweetness of
the love will not come. We can establish different relationships with God. Just
like in the olden days there was the king of a country now everybody had
their different connections with the king, the general populace they saw him
as their regent they would see him from far there is the king but the same king
had his personal retinue of servants who would take care of his palace. They had
contact with him, he would instruct them Ramu
there is dirt in the garden it must be clean by evening! Yes your majesty it
will be done, now Ramu had a personal connection with the King, he saw himself
as the Kings servant and then the King had his group of friends they saw him
almost like an equal. They had grown up playing cricket and football and hockey
so with that privilege they would interact, look they would tell the King
it is my son’s birthday party you must come otherwise I will get upset
now he’s feeling this comradeship with the king. The king is the same the
relationship has grown closer and then the same King had his children who would
play in the Kings lap and pull his moustaches and they would call him papa
and make him a horse and sit on his back and then the same King had his wife the
queen who knew the King most closely she would say Preetam or darling.
The king was one everybody had established different relationships of
different levels of intimacy with the King. Can we do that same thing with God?
Areee nahi Swamiji he’s God, he’s so far. That is your mental block, God is not
far he’s sitting in your heart he is closer than the closest. The feeling that
he is far away is our own intellectual block. God says you can love me as your
very own I have got no problem. “ye yatha mam prapadyante tams tathaiva bhajamyaham” whichever soul loves me at whatever time, to whatever extent, in
whatever sentiment, I love the same soul at the same time, to the same extent, in
the same sentiment. If the devotee says Krishna you are my friend come here I
shall put my arm around your neck Krishna says Arjun come on then let’s
walk arm-in-arm we are buddies, if the devotee says
Krishna look my love has now grown and it has become so selfless it has become
so intimate I don’t need you to take care of me I’m going to take care of you
come on you are my child. Krishna says mother Yashoda I have got no problem I
am putting myself at your disposal and if the devotee says look Krishna I know
nobody except for you, you are my soul beloved. Krishna says alright gopis I
am your soul beloved. This law of love gives hope to the soul that we also can
access the supreme Almighty!