I don’t know how many of you speak the LANGUAGE OF LOVE let alone KNOW IT. Then mothers, fathers would say our love for children is true. It is definitely true but it is the LOVE OF ATTACHMENT and nothing else. Any ordinary persons first love is towards himself. Then when his emotion expands it extends to one’s lovers, wives, husbands, children and so on. The basis of this kind of love is IDENTIFICATION. One loves the person whom he thinks he is identified to.
It is precisely because of this that is causing all the problems in this world. One might not feel the same for somebody else who is not related to you. Hence people fight with each other; clans with other clans; nations with other nations and so on.
Now you think what you are is limited to the boundaries of your body because your physical senses cannot extend beyond that. But with meditation you can extend yourself to include everything even the whole existence within you. When this happens if somebody suffers you feel his pain. When somebody is injured you are are affected. This is what Krishna meant when he said:
“An enlightened person sees with equal vision a learned scholar, a cow, an elephant, a dog, and a dog-eater.”
How can he discriminate between himself and others when he finds that he is the one who is existing in many bodies. Now the discrimination between my son and their son has ended and all children are the same for you. In this condition how can a person ever think to injure his fellow creatures. Until this kind of awareness happens one will see wars, blood shed, rapes and what not.
My wish is that everybody know the sweetness of love–not the love of attachment but the love that comes from all-inclusiveness which one realizes through meditation.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
And men below, and saints above;
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.