Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09, Text 14
“I had thought of spirituality as a state of peaceful withdrawal from the world while seated in a smart yogic posture. But the path of bhakti involves various practical services that don’t seem peaceful. Are these actually spiritual?”
Yes declares Gita wisdom. It reminds us that our innermost need is not peace but love. We act in the world because we hope to express and experience love. However, when the world, due to its temporary and unpredictable nature, thwarts our hopes for love, then we seek spirituality to apply the balm of peace to our hurt heart.
Thus love is our heart’s cherished prize.When this prize seems out of reach, we try to settle for the consolation prize of peace.
Gita wisdom reassures us that the cherished prize of love is not beyond us. It begins by confirming our realization that the quest for love in the world is destined for frustration sooner or later. Next it expands this realization by pointing out that: