To emphasize what I have posted on my previous blog, I would like to quote a beautiful passage from the Bhagwad Gita, India’s oldest and best known Sacred Scripture of Hinduism which to me is extremely inspiring and contains the parameters of becoming a true lover of The Supreme One.
To all our seeking souls, The Lord Krishna says-
“That one I love who is incapable of ill-will,
And returns love for hatred.
Living beyond the reach of the ego (I and mine)
And of pleasure and pain, full of mercy,
Contented, Self-controlled, firm in faith,
With all their heart and all their mind given to me-
With such people I am in love.
Not agitating the world or by it agitated,
They stand above the sway of elation,
Competition and fear, accepting life
Good and bad as it comes. They are pure,
Efficient, detached, ready to meet every demand
I make on them as a humble instrument of my work
They are dear to me who run not after the pleasant
Or away from the painful, grieve not
Over the past, lust not today,
But let things come and go as they happen.
Who serve both friends and foe with equal love,
Not buoyed up by praise or cast down by blame,
Alike in heat and cold, triumph and disaster, pain and pleasure,
Free from selfish attachments and self-will,
Ever full, in harmony everywhere,
Firm in faith – such as these are dear to me
But dearest to me are those who seek me
In faith and love as life’s eternal goal
They go beyond death to immortality….”