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On Jun 19, 2013 m.v.rao wrote:|
Love is our true reality and is infinite. It cannot be confined to only human to human. Our scriptures say: Love is GOD and GOD is Love. There is no GOD other than love. LOVE is our path and goal.
Our very nature is reality. We can realize the reality (truth) only by cultivating pure selfless and divine love. Without love you cannot achieve anything in the world. Love is the source and substance of universe. Without love world becomes a vacuum. Love alone assumes a form. The truth is that there is no greater sadhana than love. Love without attachment is divine. If you live in love, you will not find anger in others. There is no force in the world powerful than love.
Man is associated with love. All relationships between people in this world are established and cultivated because of love. Again love becomes the cause for separation of two individuals
Love begins at home. We can make our own homes temples of love if we understand and practice it. Children learn from their fathers and mothers how to love one another. Love as attachment is bondage. Love as sacrifice is the doorway to peace. It is the Love inside which makes a man closer to God and not the rituals. Love grows more and more when one leaves the EGO. Wherever there is ‘I’, there cannot be love. A love which says “I love you only if certain conditions are fulfilled” is not love at all. True love is one which allows freedom to other person to be what he or she is with a sense of awareness. Love with no strings attached is friendliness.
I read some where that, Lord Budda used to tell his disciples, ”when you pass by a tree, let your love energy flow towards the tree accepting the tree as it is when you approach a rock, let your love energy flow towards the rock, accepting it as it is. Let the unspoken articulation be I love you. I accept you as you are irrespective of whether the object is animate or inanimate”. That is why BUDDA is called ”The Compassionate one”
LOVE has SIX characteristics as per the Sanskrit saying:- “It GIVES – ACCEPTS – REVEALS – SECRETS – ASKS – EXPERIENCES – AND PROVIDES EXPERIENCE TO OTHERS”.
If you really operate from love, you can say that I exist in you and you exist in me. like a wave in the ocean can say I exist in the ocean and the ocean exist in me.
“ATMANAM SARVA BHOOTASTHAM SARVA BHOOTHAMI CHA ATMANI IKSHATE””BHAGAVADGITHA”
He sees himself in all beings and all beings in himself.
“LET US NOT LOVE WITH WORDS ALONE. LET US LOVE
EACH OTHER TILL IT HURTS!”
Note: Instead of giving comments, I gave my thoughts on love. If you think appropriate you may consider for reading otherwise you may delete. Thanks. m.v.rao.
On Jun 25, 2013 Nonoy wrote:
YOU HAVE CONVEYED SUBSTANTIALLY ENOUGH ABOUT LOVE. . . IN WISE, INTELLIGENT WORDS. KUDOS.