The Way of Love


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The one I love is incapable of ill will; is friendly and compassionate.  She lives beyond the reach of “I” and “mine” and of pleasure and pain. She is patient, contented, self-controlled, firm in faith; with all of her heart and mind given to me. This is the one I love.

Not agitating the world or by it agitated. She stands above the sway of elation, competition and fear; that is my beloved.

She is detached for the material world, pure, efficient, impartial, never anxious and selfless in all her undertakings.

The one that is dear to me runs not after the pleasant or away from the pain, grieves not, lusts not, but lets things come and go as they happen.

She looks at friend and foe with equal regard. She is not buoyed by praise nor cast down by blame; alike in heat or cold; pleasure and pain; free from selfish attachments; the same in honor and dishonor; quiet, ever full; in harmony everywhere; firm in faith. Such a one is dear to me

-Krishna in “The Bhagavad Gita

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