Monthly Archives: July 2012
Kingdom of Love is the kingdom of heaven. When we are in deep love this very earth is the kingdom of heaven. When we are in Love we are happy. Love is not possessing something. It is the freedom of sharing the sweetness of life. It is also sharing the bitterness of Life. When we can share our thoughts, feelings and emotions we are in Love. Jesus said “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 16:19 RSV
Love is the key to the kingdom of God. Here, the word Kingdom signifies the inner state of peace love and tranquility. It has nothing to do with the ruling of a King. Here, King is the Love itself. The more we are in Love, the more we are nearer to the Kingdom. Love is the King and our consciousness is the Kingdom.
In the New Testament it is said “Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:1-2). Penance is a wholly different thing from gospel. Penance has deeper meanings. It is not just doing prayers and the pleasing the God. God will be pleased only when we are in real Love; Love with everyone without discrimination. Here, the word penance means preparing ourselves for the great Love to encompass everything. The word penance means changing the heart – transforming the heart for greater Love. We heard “Rend your heart and not your garments” (Joel 2:13.). Inner transformation is more important than the external ritual and prayers. Inner transformations comes when we are in Love. The abundance of light and grace comes when we are in the path of Love and inner transformation. Our hormones and Divine Love are linked together. The beauty is that Love is the key, when we are in Love we have all hopes. Only Love can transform us. Here are some great quotes on God and Love:
“God is whispering in your heart, in the whole existence, just tune your ears.” — Sri Amit Ray
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” ~St. Augustine
“Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet especially your family. Be holy – let us pray.” — Mother Teresa
“When we turn the mind inwards, God manifests as the inner consciousness.” — Sri Ramana Maharshi
Oxytocin is the key hormone for love energy. Love helps people to stay together. Love helps people to stay with God. Oxytocin and vasopressin hormone seemed to be more closely linked to long term bonding. When we are in true Love without much possessiveness, happiness radiates. Mind of Jesus Christ was always full of love, compassion and purity.“When God loves any of us, he will withhold nothing from us that is good for us. He does not hold back his own only begotten Son.”, Rom.8:32
The experience of God’s love is a central part of spiritual Life. Divine Love is essentially the refined form of the Love energy. Studies conformed that, when we are in deep love with God, Oxytocin, Dopamine and Serotonin are the key hormones. Dopamine is also the divine gift of life in Divine Love. Researchers also observed that Oxytocin decreases the risk of heart disease. Divine Love decreases the stress hormone Cortisol.
Left brain and right brain activities varies according to the relax states of Divine Love. Similarly, different brain waves are observed in different stages of Divine Love.
As you increase the intensity of your love with peace and relaxation, the gamma waves in the brain also increases. The gamma brain waves are known as “feeling of blessings”. As the gamma waves increases you have the higher capacity to heal others.
Gamma waves can be increased in many ways. In the book Om Chanting and Meditation, Sri Amit Ray discussed Humming type of Om chanting for Gamma wave generation. Bharamori Om chanting is also easy way to generate gamma waves.
Researchers using MRIs to look at the brain activity during deep Divine Love and found the interplay of hormones and neurotransmitters. Dopamine makes focus on God. It is central to the brain’s reward circuitry. If you are in tension during prayer, brain activity will be exactly opposite to the relax Divine Love with God.
Serotonin is another hormone associated with Divine Love. This is also known as “happy feeling,” hormone. Serotonin can also be altered by the amount of time spent in natural sunlight. Increasing levels of serotonin may be associated with increased affect, for good as well as for worse. Anxiety and obsessive thinking that characterizes of low serotonin. An imbalance in serotonin levels may influence mood in a way that leads to depression. Serotonin is also known to regulate aging, learning and memory.
Love and Compassion are key to happiness. The more you can expand the circle of your love the more you can be happy. Jesus said “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” — Matthew 5:43-45. Here the focus is on expansion of love; loving, not just your relatives or friends (that you have to love, right? You must love) but towards every being, in the impossible zones of life. Here is some famous quotes:
“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,” ― Amit Ray
“The success of love is in the loving – it is not in the result of loving.” – Mother Teresa.
“At the touch of Love everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato