In many Satsangs I ask this question, “Do you love yourself?” Most of the participants raise their hands in affirmation and say, “Yes, I do.” I ask the question again, “Do you really love yourself?”
Again they lift their hands and say, “Yes.”
Once again I ask the question, “Do you really, really, truly love your-self?” Then people start thinking and wonder if there is something more to it.
he next question I ask is, “If you love someone, would you give him or her poison?” The obvious answer is “No!” Then I say, “If you raise your hands in affirmation that you love yourself, would you give yourself poison?” The answer is “Of course not!”
I say “You say no, you don’t! Yet, you and I, unknowingly, do poison ourselves day-in and day-out!”
Every time we complain about the world, we add poison to our body. Every time you have a fight with your spouse you add poison to your body. Every time you have a fight with your father, mother, sister, brother or child, you add poison to your body.
Every time we complain about how the world works, the government works, the society works; we add poison to our body. Every time we shout at our staff, employees, or curse our Boss we add deadly poison to our system.
This poison keeps on growing and growing and gradually becomes cancerous and shows up on the body in various ways – cancer, Aids, diabetes, ulcers, arthritis, heart problems and heart attacks!
If one really loves oneself, how can he put poison in his body? I can only share my experience.
I used to also put lots and lots of poison into my body, but 22 years back when I met Guruji he gave me a simple Mantra, you come once in two months for Advance Meditation Course, Silence Camps, and see what happens to you. I blindly followed what he had to say and continued to do so. Just in two years all the poison started to disappear.
I ask you, the reader, “Do you really love yourself?”
If your answer is “Yes,” then you automatically will make Silence your priority, make Sadhana your priority, make Advance AMC, Silence camps your priority.
We don’t need to convince anyone. If he really loves himself, he will go ahead and dive in to Silence, Sadhana. Most of us just speak and admit to loving oneself, but in the true sense we do not love our-selves. We just love outside things and believe that we love our-selves.
If you are intelligent, you will love yourself.
My next question to you is, “Are you Intelligent? Do you really, really, really love yourself?
Think about it.