[Ads-l] From a medieval poem?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 19 21:30:35 EDT 2018


At the royal wedding today, Bishop Michael Curry cited "a medieval poem"
that teaches, "Where there is love, God himself is there"

Not that I'm a learned medievalist, but the best I can get out of Google
Books is,

"Every one should be taught to know instinctively  that wherever there is
love there is God, wherever there is happiness God is present, wherever
there is the expansion of the heart or the heightening of good emotions,
there the Lord of the Universe manifests himself."

The source is Govardhanadas, "The Classification of Yoga," in _The
Brahmavadin: A Monthly Religious and Philosophical Journal_ (Madras)  III
(1903), p. 536.

In 2002 I find *"Ubi caritas et amor gaudet, ibi Deus est." But not
earlier.*

*JL*


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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