"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
"For the Sufi there is one principle which is most essential to be remembered and that is consideration for human feeling. If one practices in his life this one principle he need not learn much more; he need not trouble about philosophy, he need not follow an old or a new religion, for this principle in itself is the essence of all religions. God is love, but where does God dwell? He abides in the heart of man."
—"Sangatha I, Khawas", by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished)
"Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I do not know. But that need not disturb me. The law will work just as the law of gravitation works, whether we accept it or not. The person who discovered the law of love was a far greater scientist than any of our modern scientists. Only our explorations have not gone far enough and so it is not possible for everyone to see all its workings."
"The transenders Maslow studied, Einstein included, seemed sadder than the other healthy, self-actualizing persons; they saw more clearly the gap between potential and reality in human relationships. Any one of them could have written a workable recipe for social transformation in five minutes, Maslow said.
" 'I have seen the truth,' Dostoevske said. 'It is not as though I had invented it with my mind. I have seen it, and the living image of it has filled my soul forever … In one day, one hour, everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love.' He said he realized that this truth had been told and retold a billion times, yet it had never transformed human life."
"Note here the word LOVE. What people call love comes in two flavors. The everything-comes-from-love theory uses flavor number two.
"The first, and by far the most common form of love is not really love at all, but only a bargain. This kind of love is very intoxicating. People fall in and out of love with this one. It is a wheel with ideal companionship on the top and hatred on the bottom. It often turns into its opposite because it is based on premises that change. When this kind of love looses its spark, the love turns towards its opposite.
"The second kind of love is fairly new in the average human mind, but it has existed since before time. This kind of love is not a bargain at all. It is absolute. As such, it can only accept in peace, and grow.
"Absolute love is aware. It grows by sharing. It stands at the wellspring of all there is. Discovering its existence sets you free. It is possible that you have heard this over-burdened platitude before. Just look again with a sharper eye. Freedom means doing what you want in a way that doesn't bite back. In freedom you watch bad go to good and then good go to better. In this case it is you who says so. You know what is bad. You know what is good. You know what is better. People know inside… we each have a personal sense of what is best for us. Freedom lets you explore that. There are no limits on having. There are no limits on growth. There are no limits on time.
"Finding absolute love, individuals can share it. People do not create absolute love. Indeed, it is absolute love that creates people. According to the theory of everything-comes-from-love, we are created to share and extend what causes us. Absolute love is seen in the collective feeling of rightness that every person is a part of. Love expands as we share it. No purpose fulfills as much as the sharing of happiness. That is why it feels so right to share good feelings and so wrong to share bad ones.
"Absolute love is a frontier. It is much bigger than any human being can imagine. It is more real than anything a human being can imagine. It has all of the power of the universe. Learning what it is and how to live in, and use it, rapidly becomes the adventure of a lifetime.
"Bargain-based love, being self-centric by nature, has no alternative but to fail in cycles. Absolute love, being whole, can heal, uplift and restore. Learning how to identify with absolute love has more power than any other empowerment practice because it includes them all."
"The Master said, `To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and sincerity; economy in expenditure, and love for men; and the employment of the people at the proper seasons.'
"The Master said, `A youth, when at home, should be filial, and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all, and cultivate the friendship of the good."
—Confucian Analects translated by James Legge
"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
"And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."
"Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."
"And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:"
—I. Thessalonians 3:12
"For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another."
—I John 3:11
"A former political activist—now on the faculty of a medical school who teaches courses on the biology of the bodymind, said, 'This revolution says that we're all basically all right and that the return to health is natural. It's anti-elitist. Professionalism, the degree on the wall, is eroding as a symbol of authority. Love is the most irresistible power in the universe. Caring—that's what healing is all about.' "
— Aquarian Conspiracy Page 258
"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing."
—I Corinthians 13 - NIV
P. 252 [Dialogues]
Q: What accounts for the functioning of the body?
A: It is consciousness itself that activates the body and its activities and responses. Its persistence is spontaneous and unintentional. THE Self requires neither speech nor company nor activities and yet it experiences joy in all things. It delights in love in all its various expressions as existence. Because all that exists is aware, love is recognized by all of Nature, which responds in like. The essence of Reality shines forth as a luminescence. The Self unconditionally loves all that exists. All love benefits all life and all mankind. Even to love one's pet dog actually benefits all mankind and is noticed by the universe.
Q: What is love? Often it seems unreachable.
A: Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others. Love for God or nature or even one's pets opens the door to spiritual inspiration. The desire to make others happy overrides selfishness. The more we give love, the greater our capacity to do so. It is a good beginning practice to merely mentally wish others well in the course of the day. Love blossoms into lovingness which becomes progressively more intense, nonselective, and joyful. There comes a time when one 'falls in love' with everything and everyone they meet. This tendency to be intensely loving has to be curtailed because love, curiously enough, frightens many people. Many people cannot look fully into another person's eyes for more than a brief second, if at all. This is especially so if the one looking at them radiates lovingness. Some people even panic when exposed to love.
The Eye of The Eye (From which nothing is hidden.)
David R. Hawkins, MD, Ph.d - copy 2001
Published by Veritas Publishing
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