Volume III  Page 175  §  God as Infinite Love

DISCOURSES by Meher Baba

God as Infinite Love

THOSE who try to understand God through the intellect alone, arrive at some cold and dry concept which misses the very essence of the nature of God. Essence of God is love It is true that God is infinite knowledge, infinite existence, infinite power and infinite bliss, but God is not understood in His essence until He is also understood as infinite love. In the Beyond State from which the entire universe springs and into which it ultimately merges, God is eternally infinite love. It is only when God’s love is viewed in the limited context of forms (which arise in the interim period of the appearance of the illusory universe of duality) that its infinity seems to have been impaired.
         When God’s love experiences itself in and through the manifested forms of the universe, it goes through the following phases: (i) experiencing itself as extremely limited, (ii) experiencing itself as becoming less and less limited and becoming more and more Course of manifest lovelike infinite love, and (iii) experiencing itself to be what it really is: infinite in essence and existence. The experience of limitation in love arises due to ignorance caused by the sanskaras (which are the by-product of the evolution of consciousness); and the process of love becoming infinite is characterised by the