On Loving God.

The messenger.

On television one night I was watching individuals with various religious and philosophical beliefs talking about God and trying to define God when they started talking about loving God. At this point I found myself saying, “But you cannot love that which you are!”.
I then started to try and explain this impromptu statement of mine in words and this is the result some considerable time later; it is not easy to put into words:
One can love another only if the two are separate, because to love another is to project the love from one to the other. For this there have to be two entities, in this case there is one’s self and God. However, when two entities are one and the same thing nothing is, or can be, projected – but there can be an ‘awareness’ of oneness and this ‘awareness’ may be termed “fundamental love” – if we wish to use the term love – as opposed to “human love” in all its manifestations. This human love is an emotion and an emotion is a creation of the mind and, since the mind does not exist in Reality, this love does not exist except as a figment of the imagination [the non-existent mind].

About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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