The path of devotion teaches us the simple principle that we are all individual, eternal principles who are eternally connected to the Supreme Absolute Truth or Krishna, and we are all meant to serve the Absolute Truth. And in doing so we serve each other, and we create harmony. Why? Because then we will have common purpose.
The spiritual world, the real world, is where everyone accepts that Krishna’s pleasure is their real goal in life. Everyone is selfless there. So everyone has love, for real love is the selfless expression to please God. The spiritual world is the place of eternal bliss and eternal happiness. It’s a gigantic unlimited family where everyone is there for each other, where everyone loves each other, and where everyone can do anything and everything for each other. Why? Because they see everyone in relationship to the centre, to the whole, to God.
That spiritual world is our home. The soul is from that place. To take the soul out of that land of selfless love and devotion is like throwing a fish on the sand and that’s where we are now, on the sand of material existence. That spiritual world, although far beyond material existence, is simultaneously present within the heart of every living being today, now. Therefore Krishna tells in Bhagavad Gita that real happiness is within.
By Radhanath Swami