Saturday, October 6, 2012

Divine Love For The Soul Reviewed by Bani Sodermark of

Revitalizing Spirituality

The title says it all. This book explores in some detail, the concept of transcendental love (love for the essence of humanity, and termed as “Divine Love” in this book) in general, and the modality of its’ expression in individuals living in the hectic, fast-paced  society of today. The primary source of inspiration behind this book are the channeled messages that were revealed through the ex-attorney and medium, James E. Padgett during the period between the years 1914 and 1923 and purported to have come from Jesus and the apostles, prominently St. Luke and St. John.

The primary theme of this book is to highlight the difference between Divine Love and the natural love that human beings feel for each other. It focuses on the finite nature of the egoistic love most humans have for their dear ones and the all-consuming nature of Divine Love for the soul, emphasizing the temporary nature of the former and the all-encompassing, life-changing character of the latter. To this effect, several writers document their experiences of the cultivation of Divine Love, the changes wrought in them over time and the fruits of their sadhana (a Sanskrit word for diligent study) as the process of tuning into Divine Love tests their metaphysical skills. The main purpose of this book is to show how Divine Love manifests itself in the life of ordinary human beings, and, in the process, render a new life and a new dimension to the teachings of Jesus as has been reported in the Bible, many of which have gathered dust over centuries because of stagnant interpretations.

Read more here.