Excerpt from Sri Chinmoy’s Book – God Is
God’s Love is for everybody. It is like the sun. A person has only to keep open the window of his heart to receive divine Love. When God’s Love takes an intimate form, it is called Compassion. This Compassion is the most powerful attribute, the most significant attribute of the Supreme.
God’s Compassion is for the selected few. God’s Compassion is like a magnet that pulls the aspirant toward his goal. It is a mighty force that guides, pushes and pulls the aspirant constantly and does not allow him to slip on the path of self-realisation. God’s Love comforts and helps the aspirant, but if the aspirant falls asleep, the Divine Love will not force him to awaken and compel him to resume his journey.
God’s Compassion is not like human compassion. In a human way we can have compassion and pity for somebody, but this compassion does not have the strength to change the person and make him run from his ignorant condition toward the Light. In the case of God’s Compassion, it is a force that changes and transforms the aspirant and keeps him from making major mistakes in his spiritual life.
Love can stay even with ignorance, but Compassion will not. Compassion has to be successful; otherwise it may be withdrawn. It will stay for a few seconds, or for a few minutes or a few years; but it has to send a report to the highest Authority and say whether it has been successful or not. A time may come when the highest Authority says, “It is a barren desert. Come back.” Then Compassion has to fly back to the highest Authority, the Supreme. ~ Sri Chinmoy
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