Krishna [God incarnated as man] represents love, thus love is a comprehensive panacea for all ills. If you really understand the meaning of it – utter selflessness, not love for my own sake but love for Love’s sake – only then, it is a panacea for all problems. This is very rare.
When Kabir Das wove, everyone thought he was weaving cloth. Actually, he was weaving from the warp and weft of love and devotion.
(The Sufi poet Kabir was a weaver in the holy city of Benares.)
I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty
You don’t grasp the fact that what is most alive of all
is inside your own house.
and so you walk from one holy city to the next with
a confused look!
Kabir will tell you the truth: go wherever you like,
to Calcutta or Tibet;
if you can’t find where your soul is hidden,
for you the world will never be real!
Today, when I feel frightened or angry, when the sense of smallness or helplessness or loneliness creeps over me, I will see someone across the room, or someone in my mind’s eye and I will find one reason to love that person – perhaps their socks match their shirt, or they look confused and as if they could use some help. Perhaps they remind me of a grade school teacher who treated me nicely. Anything, really – and I will send her love. Freely, energetically, without thought of return, with or without her permission.