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Universal Love and Spiritual Development

All yogic practice involves the expansion of the individual self outside the limits of the egoistic personality grounded in mind, life and body. The process involves a culturing of consciousness to widen into the universal standpoint, first of all, and into the even higher divine standpoint eventually. 450 more words

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The Mystical Transmutation of Individual Love Into Love For the Immanent Divine

The devotion or adoration of the Eternal, the purity of spiritual love, disembodied and separated from attachment to any specific forms, is not the exclusive form that love takes in the spiritual path. 332 more words

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The Progressive Stages of Love In Spiritual Development

In order to achieve spiritual growth and realisation, the ego-centered individual at some point needs to open up to a larger reality, and develop a real relationship to that reality. 492 more words

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Individual Love and the Spiritual Transformation

The question of human relationships, the action of love within the scope of those relationships, is one of the more difficult questions that confronts the spiritual seeker throughout history. 413 more words

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The Power of Love in the Spiritual Quest

The traditional seekers of the Eternal have primarily focused on the force of Knowledge to act as the lever for achieving the wide, unlimited standpoint of the Eternal. 364 more words

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The Psychic Being and Divine Universal Love

The soul focuses on certain qualities that have a divine essential characteristic to them. Most central of all is the quality of Love. The process of culturing of consciousness, of uplifting the ordinary human motives and actions from their weak, or misplaced focus on external forms and egoistic fulfillment, to refine, and refocus the consciousness so that it responds to those forms, forces, energies and movements that, in their essence, prepare the being for higher, purer and truer relations, from the divine standpoint, is essentially a preparation process for the action of the psychic being and its ability to come forward and take charge of the mind, life and body. 462 more words

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The Characteristics of the Psychic Being

The outer focus of the being centered in mind, life and body means that we are constantly being pushed or pulled in one direction or another, buffeted by the forces of desire, misled by the limited and limiting logic-streams served up by the mind, or engrossed in the needs of the physical life. 476 more words

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