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Too many people are hungry not because there is a dearth of food. It is simply because there is a dearth of love and care in human hearts.

— Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Love is not an emotion. It is your very existence.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside your center core is truth, light, love, there is no guilt there, there is no fear there. Psychologists have never looked deep enough.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Don’t Fall in love, Rise in Love!

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

In true love, there is no heartbreak. A broken heart means broken demands, broken expectations, broken hopes.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The path of love is not a tedious path. It’s a path of joy. It’s a path of singing and dancing.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The fire of love or fire of knowledge creates unpleasantness or a sense of longing in the beginning, but it moves on to the blossoming of bliss, the blossoming of fullness.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Love is not an Emotion, It is your very Existence.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Love always elevates the character of man. It never lowers him, provided love be love.

— Bhagat Singh

Burn worldly love, rub the ashes and make ink of it, make the heart the pen, the intellect the writer, write that which has no end or limit.

— Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Where love is, there God is also.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.

— Mahatma Gandhi

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

— Mahatma Gandhi

I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

— Gautama Buddha

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

— Gautama Buddha

True love is born from understanding.

— Gautama Buddha

To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.

— Gautama Buddha

Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.

— Gautama Buddha

Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who take weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred, but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred. This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom.

— Gautama Buddha

For the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world.

— Gautama Buddha

In this world
Hate never yet dispelled hate
Only love dispels hate
This is the law
Ancient and inexhaustible
You to shall pass away
Knowing this,how can you quarrel

— Gautama Buddha

Live in joy, in love,
even among those who hate.

Live in joy, in health,
even among the afflicted.

Live in joy, in peace,
even among the troubled.

Look within, be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
know the sweet joy of the way.

— Gautama Buddha

Like a caring mother
holding and guarding the life
of her only child,
so with a boundless heart
of lovingkindness,
hold yourself and all beings
as your beloved children.

— Gautama Buddha

Love yourself and watch — today, tomorrow, and always.

— Gautama Buddha

Ambition is like love, impatient of both delays and rivals

— Gautama Buddha

Love is a fleeting emotion, to reach true nirvana one must know themselves and forsake love, for it breeds contempt.

— Gautama Buddha

The moment you see how important it is to love yourself, you will stop making others suffer.

— Gautama Buddha

Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.

— Rabindranath Tagore

The biggest changes in a women’s nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition

— Rabindranath Tagore

We live in the world when we love it.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Power said to the world, “You are mine.” The world kept it, prisoner, on her throne. Love said to the world, “I am thine.” The world gave it the freedom of her house.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love

— Rabindranath Tagore

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.

— Rabindranath Tagore

And because I love this life I know I shall love death as well. The child cries out when From the right breast the mother Takes it away, in the very next moment To Find in the left one Its consolation.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Some day I shall sing to thee in the sunrise of some other world, I have seen thee before in the light of the earth, in the love of man.

— Rabindranath Tagore

The world loved man when he smiled. The world became afraid of him when he laughed.

— Rabindranath Tagore

He alone may chastise who loves.

— Rabindranath Tagore

IT is good to love God for hope of reward, but it is better to love God for loves sake; and the prayer goes: O Lord, I do not want wealth nor children nor learning. If it be Thy will, I shall go from birth to birth. But grant me this, that I may love thee without the hope of reward – love unselfishly for loves sake.

— Swami Vivekananda

PRAYER is divine love alone. When this highest ideal of love is reached, philosophy is thrown away. Who will then care of it ? Freedom, salvation, nirvana- all are thrown away. Who cares to become free while in the enjoyment of divine love?

— Swami Vivekananda

Purity,patience, and preserverance are the three essentials to success, and above all: love.

— Swami Vivekananda

The householder must always please his wife with money, clothes, love and faith and never do anything to disturb her. That man who has succeeded in getting the love of a chaste wife has succeeded in his religion and has all the virtues.

— Swami Vivekananda

Love for yourselves means [in the end] love for everything.

— Swami Vivekananda

God is always God, but the views which people and nations may take of him vary. No higher view is known than that of love.

— Swami Vivekananda

The more we grow in Love, Virtue and Holiness, the more we see Love, Virtue and Holiness outside.

— Swami Vivekananda

The Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of Goodness and Love.

— Swami Vivekananda

This attachment of Love to God is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.

— Swami Vivekananda

We get caught. How? Not by what we give but by what we expect. We get misery in return for our love: not from the fact that we love but from the fact that we want love in return. There is no misery where there is no want. Desire, want, is the father of all misery. Desires are bound by the laws of success and failure. Desires must bring misery.

— Swami Vivekananda

There is no God separate from you, no God higher than you, the real ‘you’. All the gods are little beings to you, all the ideas of God and Father in heaven are but your own reflection. God Himself is your image. ‘God created man after His own image.’ That is wrong. Man creates God after his own image. That is right. Throughout the universe we are creating gods after our own image. We create the god and fall down at his feet and worship him; and when this dream comes, we love it!

— Swami Vivekananda

TO worship God even for the sake of salvation or any other reward is equally degenerate. Love knows no reward. Give your love unto to God, but do not ask anything in return even from Him through pray.

— Swami Vivekananda

Wait with patience and love and strength. If helpers are not ready now, they will come in time. Why should we be in a hurry? The real working force of all great work is in its almost unperceived beginnings.

— Swami Vivekananda

An intellectual, heartless man never becomes an inspired man. It is always the heart that speaks in the man of love; it discovers a greater instrument than intellect can give you, the instrument of inspiration.

— Swami Vivekananda

This World will always continue to be a mixture of Good and Evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to Love even the wrongdoer.

— Swami Vivekananda

There cannot be two almighty beings in this world. [Imagine having] two or three Gods; one will create the world, another says, ‘I will destroy the world.’ It [can] never happen. There must be one God. The soul attains to perfection; [it becomes] almost omnipotent [and] omniscient. This is the worshipper. Who is the worshipped? He, the Lord God Himself, the Omnipresent, the Omniscient, and so on. And above all, He is Love. How is [the soul] to attain this perfection? By worship.

— Swami Vivekananda

The great lesson is, that unity is behind all. Call it God, Love, Spirit. Allah, Jehovah – it is the same unity that animates all life from the lowest animal to the noblest man.

— Swami Vivekananda

There can be no love so long as there is lust- even a speck of it, as it were, in the heart. None but men of great renunciation, none but mighty giants among men, have a right to that Love Divine. If that highest ideal of love is held out to the masses, it will indirectly tend to stimulate its worldly which dominates the heart of man- for, meditating on love to God by thinking of oneself as His wife or beloved, one would very likely be thinking most of the time of one’s own wife- the result is too obvious to point out…

— Swami Vivekananda

Let him who has courage in his mind and love in his heart come with me. I want none else.

— Swami Vivekananda

Nothing else is necessary but these – love, sincerity, and patience.

— Swami Vivekananda

The more we grow in love and virtue and holiness, the more we see love and virtue and holiness outside. All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm (which is in your power to do) and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you. It is like the hydrostatic paradox, one drop of water can balance the universe.

— Swami Vivekananda

In the world take always the position of the giver. Give everything and look for no return. Give love, give help, give service, give any little thing you can, but keep out barter. Make no conditions and none will be imposed on you. Let us give out of our own bounty, just as God gives to us.

— Swami Vivekananda

Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love.

— Swami Vivekananda

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 the only law of life, just as you breathe to live.

— Swami Vivekananda

Onward, my brave boys – money or no money – men or no men! Have you love? Have you God? Onward and forward to the breach, you are irresistible.

— Swami Vivekananda

Love conquers in the long run. It won’t do to become impatient – wait, wait – patience is bound to give success. . . .

— Swami Vivekananda

I want each one of my children to be a hundred times greater than I could ever be. Everyone of you must be a giant- must, that is my word. Obedience, readiness, and love for the cause- if you have these three, nothing can hold you back.

— Swami Vivekananda

No great work can be achieved by humbug. It is through love, a passion for truth, and tremendous energy, that all undertakings are accomplished.

— Swami Vivekananda

We are for ever trying to make our weakness look like strength, our sentiment like love, our cowardice like courage, and so on.

— Swami Vivekananda