“Love is the law of God. You live that you may learn to love. You love
that you may learn to live. No other lesson is required of Man.You are
the tree of Life. Beware of fractionating yourselves.
Set not a fruit against a fruit, a leaf against a leaf,
a bough against a bough; nor set the stem against the roots;
nor set the tree against the mother-soil.
That is precisely what you do when you love one part more than
the rest, or to the exclusion of the rest. No love is possible except
by the love of self. No self is real save the All-embracing Self.
Therefore is God all Love, because he loves himself.
So long as you are pained by Love, you have not found your real self,
nor have you found the golden key of Love. Because you love an ephemeral self,
your love is ephemeral.”