Swami Vivekananda on Love

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  1. Aum

    Aum New Member

    When you love some one , even if there is speck of lust than it is not true love.Because true love menas not expecting ne thing back from you luv. Infatuation and love bot h are different things.

    My nature is love Him. And therefore I love. I do not pray for any-thing. I do not ask for anything. Let Him place me wherever He likes. I must love Him for love?s sake. I can not trade in love.

    Love Is The Law Of Life: All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore, love for love's sake, because it is law of life, just as you breathe to live.

    Duty is seldom sweet.It is only when love greases its wheels that it runs smoothly;it is a continuous friction otherwise.How else could parents do their duties to their children,husbands to their wives and vise versa?Do we not meet with cases of friction every day in our lives?Duty is sweet only through love.(I.67)

    We accept God not because we really want Him,but because we have need of him for selfish purposes.Love is something absolutely unselfish,that which has no thought beyond the glorification and adoration of the object upon which our affections are bestowed.It is a quality which bows down and worships and asks nothing in return.Merely to love is the sole request that true love has to ask.(VIII.201)

    It is not for the sake of the husband that wife loves the husband,but for the sake of the soul(Atman) that she loves the husband,because she loves the Self.None loves the wife for the sake of the wife,but it is because he loves the Self that he loves the wife.None loves the children for the children;but because one loves the Self,therefore one loves the children.None loves wealth on account of the wealth;but because one loves the Self,therefore one loves wealth.Neither does anyone love the world on account of the world,but because one loves the Self.None,similarly,loves the gods on account of the gods,but because one loves the Self.None loves a thing for that thing's sak;but it is for the Self that one loves it.This Self,therefore,is to be heard,reasoned about,and meditated upon.(II.416-17)

    Love -- the only law of life
    Listen, friend, i will speak my heart to thee,
    I have found in my life this truth supreme,--
    Buffeted by waves, in this whirl of life,
    There's one ferry that takes across the sea,--

    Formulas of worship, control of breath,
    science, philosophy, systems varied,
    Relinquishment, possession, and the like,
    All these are but delusions of the mind ;--
    LOVE, LOVE, -- that's the one thing , the sole treasure.

    --Swami Vivekananda


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