The Harmonist preaches the religion of Prema or transcendental love for Sree Krishna.
Transcendental love is very different from all forms of love with which we are familiar in the world. The only Object of transcendental love is Sree Krishna. Sree Krishna can never be the object of the so-called love of our mundane estate. The Biblical dictum, "Love God with all thy heart and with all thy soul," is not an invitation for the practice of earthly love towards God.
How, indeed, can it be possible to love man without loving God? As a matter of fact we cannot really love anybody unless we love God. But we cannot also love any other entity exactly in the same way as we love Sree Krishna. The one process is categorically different from the other. The word Maitri is used to denote the love of one soul for another soul. Maitri is qualitatively different from Prema. The servant loves the Master differently from the way he loves a fellow-servant. He should not love a fellow-servant in exactly the same way as he loves his only Master. One cannot, of course, love his worldly brother, father or mother as one loves another soul, or as he loves Sree Krishna.
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