Tirumular was a South Indian saint and devotee of Lord Shiva. In his words we can see the expression of the biblical words Love is God. Speaking with Krishna Das, the prominent Kirtan singer, he said ‘our ability to Love unconditionally and be kind gives us an idea of how far along the path we are’. Resting in God’s love and loving God is the goal of Bhakti traditions, they are one and the same.
I do not simply want to love others, or for others to love me, but to rest in love, for if every part of me can be aware of this love this is the highest state.