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.