It is love that has given man the first glimpse of godliness; and then people have felt the urge to seek and search deeply. It is through love that they discovered meditation. Love is a natural phenomenon; meditation is a deliberate science. In love you are just at the mercy of the winds: sometimes there is lightning and sometimes there is not and you cannot do anything about it.

Meditation makes lightning controllable; you can switch it on and off. It makes electricity serve you. Electricity has always existed, but it was beyond our control; now it is serving us in a thousand ways. Love is like lightning, a natural phenomenon; meditation makes it a scientific understanding. Then you can turn it on and off. And in fact there is no need to turn it off; one can live in love twenty-four hours a day. And when one can live in love twenty-four hours a day, why would one not? Even a single moment is not worth missing.

My message is of love because I know love is the only phenomenon which can have universal appeal because it is natural. You may argue with Christianity, you may argue with Hinduism, you may argue with Buddhism, but you cannot argue against love.

Once you have felt love, meditation starts of its own accord; then you can easily be persuaded toward meditation. In fact, you are already persuaded: love seduces everyone into meditation. And if love cannot seduce you into meditation, then nothing can. That is the only hope, the only promise. But it always succeeds, it has never failed, it cannot fail. It is inevitable that after a deep experience of love, meditation follows. And meditation opens the door to the temple of God.