Saturday 9 February 2008

“ Whatever in society is good and great and sublime is the working of Love. Whatever in society is very bad, diabolical- is also illdirected , working of the same emotion Love.

It is this same emotion that gives us the pure and Holy Conjugal love as well as the sort of love which goes to satisfy the lowest forms of passion.
It is the same feeling of love well or ill directed that impels one man to do good and to give all he has to the unfortunate ones, while it makes another man cut the throats of his brethren and take away all their possessions.
The former loves others as much as the latter loves himself- that’s the only difference.”

-Swami Vivekananda (one of India’s greatest master, saint and mystic)

3 comments:

darvish said...

Greetings Dearest Sister Krishna :)

How every true and though provoking. This is why every spiritual path tries to subdue that self absorbed ego, that the love of peace and service to others can shine forth.

Ya Haqq!

Dipti said...

Wonderful Sister Krishna .. Like Brother Irving commented a thought provoking post ..love of 'me' has to be substituted by love of 'you'-to be able to get rid of 'nafs' and 'maya' and feel and be one with his love

Krishna. N. C. said...

Beloved brother Irving and Dipti,
The spiritual Path that He has laid for all of us seems so easy to pursue but it comes with the biggest challenge of defeating this inflated Self flashing its Ego throughout its existence...
Our Prophets, Holy saints and mystics have all told us to shed this veil of false "Nafs" so that His Self finally emerges Shining:)
My Love and prayers for you both:)