God has four qualities and it is only when you cultivate them that you can understand Him. They are : prema (love), beauty (soundarya), sweetness (madhurya) and shobha (splendour). The development of prema is enough to add unto you the other three. When you are full of prema for the Divine in all creation, that stage is beauty; when you are immersed in the sea of universal love, you reach the acme of sweetness; when your mind loses its identity and merges in the universal mind, then there is splendour indescribable.
- Baba -