Dr. Antony Theodore

God Is Found Only In The Love Of Your Heart - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

“For silence is not God,
nor speaking is God;
fasting is not God nor eating is God;
loneliness is not God nor company is God;
nor yet any of all the other two such quantities.
He is hid between them,
and may not be found
by any work of thy soul,
but only by love of thine heart.
He may not be known by reason.
He may not be gotten by thought,
nor concluded by understanding;
but he may be loved and chosen
with the true lovely will of thine heart.
Such a blind shot
with the sharp dart of longing love
may never fail
of the prick, the which is God”

(I took this quotation from the book , An Epistle of Discretion, P.108. The Author is Anonymous) .

Topic(s) of this poem: mystical philosophy

Comments about God Is Found Only In The Love Of Your Heart by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • Glen Kappy (2/12/2017 8:27:00 AM)

    God is Found...
    hi, tony!

    first, i thank you again for posting things that matter, that are uplifting.

    two things came to mind reading this quote. one, paul saying, let him who boasts boast in the Lord- for it is only by grace and not through effort that God touches us.

    two, what we find in rumi and hafez about the importance of longing- longing which is like an empty bowl, an empty bowl that God can fill.

    regarding the heart and meeting God there, this is how i understand it: God is spirit. and the heart is the seat of the spirit in us. therefore, it is logical (and confirmed in my experience) that spirit talks with, communicates with, spirit.

    be blessed.

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  • Ryson Dsouza (2/28/2016 9:22:00 AM)

    Wonderfully Expressed.. It's said that you can seek for god is Silence.. but you mentioned “For silence is not God,
    nor speaking is God; .. The message conveyed is with intense faith. You cannot find god with you dont have love in your heart... Thanks you for sharing..
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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