The Golden Link of Love

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Love is the golden link or tie which binds heart to heart, mind to mind, soul to soul. Love is the crowning grace of humanity. Love never reasons but gives profusely. It is not affected by offence or insult. Love makes great sacrifices. Love is anxious to help and serve others and make others happy. Love forgives. The love of a mother is never exhausted. It endures forever.

Love is not getting or bargaining, but giving. Love is goodness, honour, peace and pure living. Pure love is without selfish attachment. It is being willing to suffer for the good of others. Cultivate pure love slowly in the garden of your heart through japa, kirtan, faith, service of all beings, meditation and the company of saints. Speak lovingly, act lovingly and serve lovingly. Love your neighbour as your own self. Love God with all your heart, mind and soul.