Who is a non-violent man? Find yourself first and endless blessings will follow. A man who no longer thinks in terms of loss and gain is truly a non-violent man.
Because he is beyond conflict. Primarily “Ahimsa” means not to hurt. Pleasing others is not “Ahimsa”. Don’t imagine that you are helping the world.
The only help worth giving is freeing from the need for further help. Repeated help is no help at all.
Do not talk of helping others unless you can put him beyond all needs of help. For example, does happy man seek happiness? No.
How restless people are, how constantly on move. It is because they are in pain that they seek relief in pleasure.
To wake up a man from the nightmare is compassion and love. Wake up and know yourself and be yourself. The end of pain lies not in pleasure. Go beyond.
Who is a seeker? He who is in search of himself and not God. Soon he discovers that his owns body, he cannot be his own body or mind.
Once this conviction, that not the body or mind becomes so well grounded that he can no longer feel, think and act, only for the body or only on behalf of the body.
He easily discovers that he is the universal being. Always you should know the heart of the problem. Either you are body conscious and slave of the circumstance or you are the universal consciousness itself and in full control of every event. At the end no pleasure or no pain is freedom. Realise the freedom which is beyond body and intellect.
Truth and love
Man is the embodiment of love and truth in its myriad forms. This is independent of man’s social contact as love is a state of the mind. But when man limits his love to only a few people of his choice, it is nothing but infatuation and attachment.
Many reasons contribute towards which emotional attachment, which is not true love.
Man prefers that others love him. Likewise, man is also parsimonious in distributing love, which results from the interplay of Maya or illusion.
Two people in love do not realize that they have become confined to each other, which prevents them from sharing love freely. They look at love as a resource, which can deplete. They are ignorant of the fact that love increases abundantly when one shares it.
When man tries to restrict the flow of love, it only depreciates and finally gets withered.
People should realize that love is a natural state of the mind and it is independent of relationships for expression.
The article is taken from the book Touch Stone by Gurumatha Amma