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Love is the essence of evolving!

“Change should begin with the individual. Once we sow the seeds of love in our hearts, they will sprout and yield the fruits of compassion not only for the the individual concerned, but for all.”

With increasing speed and haste in our daily lives – as a result of ‘civilization modernization’, expanding technology, innovative gadgets of communication – we have forgotten the basic need of every human being : the need to love and to be loved. The evolved human being is not judged by the number of cars or the bank balance he has; rather he is judged by his capacity to understand and empathize; his ability to love others. And this ability to love others gives him the eternal peace and happiness. Giving is rewarding ourselves!!

Nowadays, I can see, there is a mad rush in the young generation to accumulate assets to an extent that they become redundant – but, youth fail to realize the corresponding loss of life, happiness, and togetherness!

The day/ morning starts with numbers…whether it is pertaining to job or personal life. They call it professional…a new term for justifying lack of spontaneity in their lives. Everything is ‘managed’, systematic, artificial, ‘made to order’, planned that they regret why science has not developed enough to manage happiness too. Shuffling between telephone calls on the omnipresent mobile phone, at the breakfast table, many do not know or relish what they eat.

Compassion is the highest form or manifestation of love. But, being compassionate is considered to be weak in today’s urban city life. Quite often, they fail to realize what they are missing! How and why should others be compassionate to us, if we are not to them? In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says to Arjuna, “the first and foremost qualification of a religious person is Sarva bhuta hite ratah – he should have love and concern for all living beings around him.”

Great successful businesses, books, art, relationships have been built and inspired by one potent force – Love. It is unselfishness, love for humanity which is the culmination of efforts or the highest point to which love can soar to. To recognize and accept we are a part of the whole is to lead a successful life. This definitely enriches one who is trying to love others and communication with such a ‘realized’ person is sweet and helpful. I do not think we should fail from attaining this goal and set up human islands.

The ancient vedic prayer ‘Sarve bhavantu Sukhina‘ need not remain mere words and instead we should practice – ‘May the whole world be happy’ in our communication – speech or writings, thoughts, actions.

The feeling of happiness is earned just like anything else in the world. But, there are times when people do not reciprocate our love bestowed on them…let it be, they will realize sooner or later! They will come back once they realize. Leading a life without any expectations from others – should be our motto. We need not think of results prior to making our efforts as we do not have any control on results! Spread love because it is the basis of living, happiness, duty, and yes – we evolve through love alone!

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About Raman Ramamurthy

I am a Management consultant, an avid reader, play Lawn tennis in my leisure time and love Music. Presently, I am settled in India along with my wife and my son.

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