Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)

The common expression is ‘I love you.’ But instead of ‘I love you,’ it would be better to say, ‘I am love — I am the embodiment of pure love.’ Remove the I and you, and you will find that there is only love. It is as if love is imprisoned between the I and you. Remove the I and you, for they are unreal; they are self-imposed walls that don’t exist. The gulf between I and you is the ego. When the ego is removed the distance disappears and the I and you also disappear. They merge to become one — and that is love. You lend the I and you their reality. Withdraw your support and they will disappear. Then you will realise, not that ‘I love you,’ but that ‘I am that all-embracing love.’

— Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)

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4 responses »

  1. Thanks again, it is nice to read uplifting and beautiful words, some are obvious wisdom others I have to work on as I am uneducated, understanding is a barrier. When and if I ever understand all people that will be my enlightenment.

    • Thanks a lot Jack. I personally think that intellectual knowledge is a barrier in spirituality although I consider it as ‘nice’ to understand certain complicated texts. But I believe that such texts do not bring me closer to truth than other texts. And yes, I perfectly agree with your last phrase as long as it does not come to intellectual understanding. 🙂

    • I guess we are all slow learners. That’s how I consider myself too. But your interest into the subject will definitively change you. We have been conditioned for countless lifes, so it is natural that the escape from that conditioning takes some time although there are rare sages who have realized this in a very short time. These are the sages we have discussed about. But these are rare exceptions out of millions (if not billions). 🙂
      Thank you.

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