Encircle the World with Love

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

In love lies the salvation of all beings. Love is the hope of this dark, lonesome world. This world needs leaders filled with sympathy, cooperation, love, compassion, sacrifice and tolerance. In the cultivation of this cosmic love lies individual spiritual progress, the welfare of the entire community and the peace of the whole world. The saints and prophets of the world have spoken of love as the aim of life. The divine sport of Lord Krishna is filled with spiritual love. Lord Buddha was an ocean of love. Lord Rama lived a life of love, showing love in every inch of his activity.

My dear children of love, draw inspiration from their teachings. Tread the path of love, commune with God and reach the eternal abode of love. Live in love, breathe in love, sing in love, eat in love, drink in love, talk in love, pray in love, work in love, think in love, move in love, meditate in love and die in love. Purify your thoughts, speech and actions in the fire of love. Bathe and plunge in the sacred ocean of love, become an embodiment of love. Let the whole world be circled with a heart of love.