Unless you have love, you cannot claim kinship with the votaries of God; mere ritualistic exactitude or pompous adoration, or loud acclamation will not entitle you to enter the portals of Go-loka! They are as tin and trash before the treasure-chest of love. Love is the bridge which helps passage from birth to deathlessness, from death to mirthlessness. When you rise from the Jiva-sense to the Deva-sense, human-ness to God-ness, then, there is no birth or death. Liberation happens when you love every being so intensely that you are aware of only One. Soak your heart in love, soak your acts in righteousness, soak your emotions in compassion; then you attain God soonest.
- Baba -