The idea of cosmic love and loving mankind is really a rationalisation of the lack of love in one's heart for another. It is an easy escape of the reformer, of the humanist, of the moralist and of the righteous. Our trouble is that we really do not know how to love one another.
We know when we love somebody with all our being. It is surely a shattering experience because it implies a letting down of all barriers.
Group Discussion 29th December, 1947