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The World, A Bottle filled with Love and Hate
“The world is a mixture of two elements, love and hate (each having different colours) poured into a transparent glass bottle, where the glass bottle signifies the fragile life".
When one pours love into this glass bottle, the amount of hate decreases and so does happens with the hatred. So, if we spread the message of love among our fellow beings then we are pouring love into this bottle of Life.
Ashoka (The Mauryan Prince, famous for renouncing the war and following the path of peace) was one such example , where a human realized the importance of Peace and Love and spread the message to other fellow beings. He built many temples, rest houses and spread the message of Dhamma(or Dharma meaning Human Duty) in the world. He sent many missionaries (among which were his own children,his son Mahendra and daughter Sanghamitra) to different parts of the world carrying the message of love and peace and made a special group of people called “Dhamma Mahamatras” who taught people about teachings of Buddha and the importance of love and peace in the society.
Spreading the Message of Peace and Love has never gone in vain. This has been tried and tested many times. So we all must try to spread the message of love in our daily life. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi describes love as the most powerful force.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi said :
“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer,
no disease that enough love will not heal,
no door that enough love will not open,
no gulf that enough love will not bridge,
no wall that enough love will not throw down,
no sin that enough love will not redeem.
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how great the mistake, sufficient realization of love will resolve it all.
If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.”
It is important to keep pouring love in that bottle of life to keep this world a happy and beautiful place to live.
Many times human takes the path of hatred to seek his vengeance or some times to earn his living. It is important to those who are enlightened to share that hatred can never help a person to seek justice. Similarly it is impossible to live a life with money earned by spreading hatred. Either the life will be short or life would be unpleasant journey if the means are through the path of hatred. Gautama Buddha once said, the two things that matter the most is :
1) How much you were loved and
2) How peacefully you lived your life
It is beyond my doubt that sometimes the amount of hatred in this world has surpassed the quantity of love in it. It is then when people start killing and hurting others. But then at that time either we can fill more hate to it or we can minimize it with peace.
As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that” , so it is important that we should try to fill the world with the light of love, so that the darkness of hatred could be removed. One thing I am also sure, many a times, messenger of peace and love would be crushed by those who want to spread hatred for their benefit. It is the duty of wise and strong to make sure that people who profess love should be supported and protected. It is the law of nature that we have thorns in the same plants to protect a beautiful flower blooming on the ramule of the same plant. The presence of thorn doesn't signifies the aggression but it signifies the awareness of the nature where it protect its mellow gesture from being ruined by some belligerent personality.
Therefore it is important that we should keep pouring love in this environment to keep the proportion of love above the amount of hatred in our lives and society.
Peace and Love,
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