“…nothing short of pure devotion to [this divine quality] ‘for its own sake’ is the proper goal” ( Paul Brunton, The Quest for the Over Self).
Have you heard of your higher self, your soul? There is an extraordinary consciousness beyond your ego consciousness. Maybe some think it is spirit, or soul. But it is a divine quality that all possess and can access somehow. It is this extraordinary divine part of us that will heal inner pain and give new life. More than anything in this world, I need my higher self. Devotion to this gift of Life is my life. The other side of the coin: devotion “for its own sake.” When have I ever unselfishly devoted myself for nothing?