Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Love Thy Neighbor
"Once you realize the Self in you, then you become
the master of your own body and mind. With that
realization of the Self, you can see the very same
Self in others. It's only then that you can have
universal love and that you can love everybody as
your own Self. Only then will it be possible for us
to follow this command: `Love thy neighbor as thy own Self.'
Otherwise, how are we going to see our own Self in our
neighbor? To see our own Self in the neighbor, we should
know what our Self is first. So first know thyself, then
see the same Self in your neighbor and then love the neighbor
as your own Self. Gradually the practice of Yoga leads us
to this Self-knowledge.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
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