Is liberation to find a place in heaven or reach some such higher realm? Bhagawan kindly clarifies for us and leads us on the most effective path.
The love principle inherent in man is equally present in all beings, birds and beasts included. Therefore, one has to place the same value on the lives of all beings.
Share the love latent within you with not only fellow human beings but also with all creatures in Nature. This is the true universal love principle. Such a principle alone should be the basis of one’s life.
People have strange ideas about liberation, imagining that it involves going to heaven and having eternal existence there. That is not the meaning of liberation. It means achieving selfless love that is constant, unabating, and total. This is the state that one must seek to attain; it is only when this state is reached that one is truly liberated.
In the name of liberation, seekers are trying out all sorts of spiritual paths. All such exercises can at best confer temporary satisfaction. The path of Pure Love alone can truly get you there and confer permanent bliss.
– Divine Discourse, May 21, 2000.