575. If you fill an earthen vessel with water and set it apart on a shelf,
all the water in it evaporates in a few days; but if you keep it immersed in water, it remains full as long as it is there.
Such is the case with your love of God.
If you cultivate love of God for a time, and afterwards employ yourself in other affairs
forgetting Him, then you would find that your heart has become empty of that precious love.
But if you keep your blissful heart immersed always in holy love and faith, it is sure to remain ever full to overflowing with the divine fervour of that sacred love.