Like All, Love All
- The founder of Jainism, Mahavira, lived around 2,600 years ago, and he stated a moral code in one sentence that outshines anything written in the scriptures that came after him.
“Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being.”
2. The below was written over 5,000 years ago.
“The Lord is very satisfied with His devotee when the devotee greets other people with tolerance, mercy, friendship and equality.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.11.13)
3. Give up envy, and take up kindness. The below was written over 5,000 years ago.
“One who is not envious but is a kind friend to all living entities.. – Such a devotee of Mine is very dear to Me. (Bhagavad-Gita 12.13-14)
4. We are all brothers and sisters, regardless of our religion, nationality, and color. The below was written over 5,000 years ago.
“One is my brother and the other is not – is the thinking of a narrow-minded person. For those who are broad-minded, liberals, or noble people, the entire world is a one big family.” (Maha Upanishad, Chapter 6, Verse 72)
5. Be friendly to all living beings. The below was written over 5,000 years ago.
“Who is friendly to every living entity, certainly comes to Me.” (Bhagavad-Gita 11.55)
6. God is equal to all. The below was written over 5,000 years ago.
“I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all.” (Bhagavad-Gita 9.29)
7. Love everyone. The below was written over 5,000 years ago.
“Who treats alike both friend and enemy…” (Bhagavad-Gita 14.22-25)
“A person is considered still further advanced when he regards honest well-wishers, affectionate benefactors, the neutral, mediators, the envious, friends and enemies, the pious and the sinners all with an equal mind.” (Bhagavad-Gita 6.9)
“One who is equal to friends and enemies… – Is very dear to Me.” ( Bhagavad-Gita 12.18-19)
“Compassion for all living entities…” (Bhagavad-Gita 16.1-3)
Imagine how different our world would be if everyone followed the above?
It’s never too late, we can start from this day on wards. Give up hatred, give up violence, and give up cursing. Take up kindness, like all, love all.