“Meher Baba described the relationship between God and humanity this way: “It is for the sake of Love that the universe sprang into existence, and for the sake of Love that it is kept going.” God decided to play a game with Himself for “His conscious enjoyment of his own Divinity.” He divided Himself into countless millions of pieces. Each piece, such as yourself, has the ego-based illusion that it is a separate individual, whereas actually you are a chip off the old block.
Because we’re unaware of this connection, we live our lives as though we’re separate from God and from one another. The game God chose to play requires us to discover through the unfolding of love that we are one with God. It is the task of each piece (you, me) to gradually awaken to the experience – not merely the belief – that we are all a part of God.”
The late Ken Keyes, Jr., in an essay entitled “Finding God Through Love”
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