Human nature is that everyone essentially wants to love and be loved. If we show affection people open up and we can disarm them of their prejudices against us.
Love means reciprocation. Therefore, you can’t love buildings or cars or money because there is no reciprocation.
Pure love of God is our nature, but we are so much diverted, so much distracted by the externals that we’ve forgotten that it’s our essence.
Seeing other people in terms of their desires rather than your own is the basic principle of loving them. Whenever there are differences, be respectful.
God sees not only our bodies, but he sees our desires, motivations, intentions and he is only pleased when there is love. If we do not have love in our hearts, God sees, but he is not pleased to see us.
God wants to give all of his love to us and all he wants in return is whatever little love a soul has. We just offer that love to him and all the love he has, as the Supreme Lord, he is willing to give us that in return.
We cannot force our way into the spiritual world. We cannot force our way to realization. Everything can only come by mercy. God bestows his mercy and reveals himself according to the devotional love that we have.
The way to love and unity is giving credit and glory to each other. Then there is no competition and envy.
Things can give pleasure to the mind and senses, but only love can give pleasure to the heart and ultimately, that is what we are looking for.
A pure devotee always thinks himself as a non-devotee. If one thinks he is a big devotee that is not good. We should not be puffed up. A devotee avoids it, remaining always in the second degree. Krishna has given everyone something extraordinary and to serve Krishna with one’s extraordinary talent means successful life.