WHAT IS LOVE?
it is so easy to say, but not easy to do. Most of the people do not really want to learn to give; but they ask for many things: They want love, they want understanding, they want forgiveness, they want a better society, they want justice, they want peace, they want material gifts, etc. How many want to give all that? No, most of the people want to receive, but they do not want to give.
The ancient law is this one: YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE! How can we learn to love? How can we develop compassion? How can we use the law to give us more?
TRUE LOVE AND REAL COMPASSION!
Love is a gift from within. It comes from within and we all can develop love and compassion. Yes, it cannot be compassion without love. Both live in harmony in a pure heart. All Masters taught about the philosophy of the heart: LOVE AND COMPASSION.
Love has nothing to do with being fool and letting others to take advantage of you. See? That is why love has to be learned. We have to make a difference between being fool and having a good heart.
True love can be expressed to one person: That special person that we love. Then you are suppose to practice true love with her/him. In this case, true love is this: MAKE HER/HIM HAPPY. Your happiness is seeing that person happy. Her/his problems are your problems. True love is the most beautiful feeling in the universe, but it requires a pure heart.
Most of the people feel "Human Love." It is nice, but it can be developed into "True Love." Love is developed with love. Loving each other is the way to develop this kind of love.
TRUE LOVE IS THE HAPPINESS OF THE OTHER PERSON, THE PERSON YOU LOVE. TRUE LOVE IS THE HAPPINESS OF OTHER PEOPLE.
That is why Masters come to help us and they will always do. Masters have real love. They know we will not understand them; they know just a few will understand them. Nevertheless, they keep coming and they will come always because they are love themselves!
it cannot be true love without real compassion. It cannot be a Master without both of them.
WORDS WITHOUT ACTIONS ARE EMPTY.
Charity and philanthropy come from love. Whoever wants to practice love most develop both: Charity and philanthropy. Love is giving to others even what you need. Not everyone is willing to do that because in society people practice selfishness. The latter is so popular and easy to practice; it requires not any effort. Nevertheless, loving others is not popular and it requires an effort and sometimes a big effort.
Charity and philanthropy require action. It does not matter how much a person talks about love, it does not matter how many times a person reads about love, it does not matter how many books (sacred ones or not) explain love... The matter is to do things for other beings. LOVE WITHOUT ACTIONS IS NOT LOVE.
Do not be shy and go for it. If you want to know what love is then you should practice giving to others without asking for anything. If you try you will know from experience that it is not easy. Some people will discourage you because they will not understand you and they might even mock at you. They might think you are just a fool. The great Master Krishnamurti says: "You most do what is right without paying attention to ignorant people." He points out that even when the majority thinks you are wrong it does not mean you are wrong.
Love, compassion, charity and philanthropy are the base of the philosophy of the heart. All great religions teach about all those great virtues from the soul. A selfishness humanity will not last forever!
There is love in the flower coming to life in the forest, in the baby breathing for the first time, in the mother watching her children, in the beautiful dawn and dusk, in the movement of the waves in the ocean, in the shinning stars hanging from the space, in the song of a bird, in the eyes of that special person, etc.
Life without love could be more than awful and a total nightmare. Life without love could be emptiness and a forever stop of everything. Love is movement and action. Nobody and nothing can hold on to it! It is timeless and beyond any frontier. Love is life in motion and it cannot be stopped!
Nobody can hold love for himself/herself because love needs expression, and that expression goes from the interior to the exterior. Love should be developed within our heart and from it the miracle of love goes to others.
Praying about other peoples need is nice and good; but it is not enough. Praying needs a companion and it is action. Keep praying for others, but do something for others. Otherwise the prayer is a half-prayer. A true prayer comes from a true love and the latter requires action.
ALL WORDS ABOUT LOVE AND ALL PRAYERS ARE EMPTY WITHOUT ACTION!
HOW CAN WE PRACTICE LOVE AND COMPASSION?
Yes, We all can help! The philosophy of Yoga teaches how to practice real yoga, beyond asanas. We need action and that means to practice Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. The first one teaches us the philosophy of right action. The latter teaches us real faith and devotion. Karma Yoga teaches to do what is the best for the majority and Bhakti Yoga teaches that the Divine is within all beings.
WHATEVER YOU DO WILL COME BACK TO YOU AND WITHIN ALL BEINGS IS A SPARKLE OF THE DIVINITY!
Spirituality is a need for our soul. Karma and Bhakti Yoga help us to develop spirituality. Real spirituality is beyond our beliefs and personal interest. If the divine is within all beings then it is our task to help all of them. Therefore, THE BEST RELIGION IS LOVE!
Love, here again, is action. It is what you do for others. A selfish person thinks all the time about his/her personal interest and how he/she can be happy. A real yogi loves all beings. A real yogi becomes a master sooner or later.
NO, loving others does not mean forgetting about you. Actually, it is totally the opposite. Loving others is remembering who you are: YOU ARE NOT THE BODY. YOU ARE NOT EVEN YOUR MIND. YOU ARE A SPARKLE FORM THE SUPREME FIRE!
The first step toward practicing "Love and Compassion" is to understand who you are. If you are a sparkle of that supreme Fire, then everyone is the same. We all are brothers and sisters and our root is the same: BRAHMAN!
Love and compassion comes simple and easy once you understand that. it might take time to be developed. But it will come. The more you understand it the more it will be true.
Practice karma Yoga and Bhakti yoga and everything will come slowly, but it will.
We need a world of love and compassion. Are you not tired of this world of hatred and violence? Do we need to live like animals? Why do they call this "Civilization"? Are we really entitle to the title: "Humans"?
Real humans do not hate and they love peace. Masters are real humans, we are not! Nevertheless, we can become masters if we really want. How can we start the path? Practice, practice and practice all yogas, not just asanas.
Asanas are great and we need them; but what we really need is love. Asanas do not make you to love others. You have to learn to love others practicing karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga.
yoga is a science. Please do not make it a belief. A science is practical and it takes time to be develop. Beliefs come and go from one day to another day because they are not deep.
THE MATTER IS NOT WHAT WE BELIEF; BUT WHAT WE DO FOR OTHERS!
Stop thinking and start acting. Love and compassion comes from the heart and theories from the mind. Yoga is the path of the heart: The path of action!