LOVE AND MEDITATION
Meditation creates peace, not love. Thinking brings about love when done continually and deeply. In meditation, you try to stop thinking. The stoppage gives peace. But to love, you must think of the Beloved. If your mind become still, your beloved does not exist anymore. Then how can there be love where there is no Beloved.
This is very important difference between meditation and love. When you meditate, you try to forget everything, even yourself, even yourself. In loving you, you forget everything and self, but you remember the beloved1 in real and perfect meditation, which is rare, you forget your body, yourself and everything else. In loving you also forget self, body and everything, but you remember the Beloved! In the meditation, the Beloved does not exist. That is why it is said that in meditation, most of you can get is samadhi- forgetting everything and deriving peace. But never God realisation! It is only attained by love.