By which sacrifice we can get the love of God?

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By which sacrifice we can get the love of God?

Ans.) Sacrifice up to some extent can get the grace of God. But love of God is possible only by the total sacrifice. God showed grace even on demons doing penance. Only very few devotees achieved the love of God. They are Hanuman, Gopikas, Prahlada etc., only who are very few in number and are considered as the top most gold medallists.

— Shri Dattaswami

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I find the sacrifice that is required is the sacrifice of whatever investment I have in deciding the course of things.

Suffering has to be sacrificed. It is disrespectful to God and it's omniscience. It consumes time and energy that should be spent praising God. It is just downright distracting! Any sadness, confusion, stubbornness...all are to be sacrificed as inappropriate and undignified. It obstructs (not stops or prevents, but diverts) the flow of perfection. It just causes God problems. Not that God notices the problem or the problem-maker....its just bad for us.

Lava flowing from a volcano doesn't notice that we have placed a boulder, no matter how big in it's path. It just flows over it, melts it, takes it down, somehow. But It would flow more easily without the boulder. And it hurts the boulder. God is definitely the lava and we are definitely the boulders, if we are unconscious.

This is what I feel to be true. I may be wrong, I may have omitted, I may have missed.

Gilana | Sat, 01/16/2010 - 17:33
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sacrifice alone prove your love to God

The real love requires the unhappiness by sacrifice. In such sacrifice one feels happy since he sacrificed to the Lord. You take the mother. She gives the food to her child and suffers with hunger. But she feels very happy in that suffering. A human being cannot give back any thing for such real love. Even if he gives something i.e., temporary only. But when the real love is proved by the sacrifice the Lord gives the permanent fruit i.e., Brahma Loka. Sakthuprashta gave his food to the Lord in human form though he was not having food for the past ten days. If the guest was an ordinary human being, the guest must have been a sadist, because he never cared about the hunger of Sakthuprastha.

At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony
Universal Spirituality for World Peace

dattaswami2 | Mon, 01/18/2010 - 02:00