How to attain love ? If you want to attain love, love all of mankind. All beings. Do not cause distress or trouble or difficulty or pain or sorrow to any one at all. “Sarve bhavantu sukhinah”. Let all beings be happy. Let all be elevated spiritually. Let all be free of diseases. Let no one ever experience any pain and suffering. Let all be liberated. As long as there is selfishness, as long as there is desire to have our own wishes fulfilled, then these will remain as selfish desires. Let us therefore wish well for others and let us love all. Without loving all, there cannot be love for God (Bhagwaan). This is the truth. Therefore love all. See to the welfare of all. Serve all. Remember – “Sarve bhantu sukhinah”
This is the greatness of saints. They only do that which is beneficial to all. To attain this love, love all. It is very important for householders. For everyone living in the same household, live in harmony. If everyday, there is misery, there is crying, there is selfishness, there is no discord, how can there ever be love? So, how to increase that love?
Those that are in your household, start with them. Start by doing “pranaam” to all that are older to you in your household, both morning and night. Men can do the same to the older men. See this act as making God (Bhagwaan) happy. God is happy by your sentiments. Do the same to all those that you see throughout the day. Whoever is there, try to see God in them. Accept that there is God in them. If you feel embarrassed to do pranaam, then just do it mentally. If God is present in all, then one who wants to realize God (Paramatma) will be unable to stay away from doing “namaskaar”. Simply do it mentally to all those that you meet. Namaskaar is with 8 parts – Feet, knees, hands, heart, head, eyes, speech and mind. Do namaskaar with all these eight. Ashtaang namaskaar. Harer Namah. Do it with speech, eyes and heart if you cannot do all eight. It is said in Srimad Bhagwat (10 skand, 14 adhyaa) “tatye nu kampaan..” Continue to see to his kripaa (grace). Simply hold on to this point in your heart. He has given this human body, this satsang, the scriptures, the holy places, see His grace in all this. He who continues to do namaskar (obeisance), becomes entitled to liberation. Therefore start doing this with members of your family. Do it morning and evening, then all fights in the household will end. If there are fights then you will not be able to do “namaskaar”.
Namaskaar means no matter what, I am surrendered to you. Now whatever you do is up to you. By doing this, all your karmas will come to an end. Even if one time you do namaskar to Bhagwaan Krishna, then the benefits will be enormous. It is such an easy point. If anyone wants to sincerely know about love, then this point will appear like nectar. Bhagwaan has come, in all these bodies (forms). They are all temples of God. “Ishvar sarva bhootaanaam, hrdye…”. All modifications of the mind will end. All hatred will end. All flaws that you see in others will come to an end. Pride will come to an end. It is so very easy!! Try to do this and see for yourself. At least you should rationally think whether there is anything to loose from doing this? No loss of money, no loss of time, no loss of anything!! But the gains are phenomenal. Therefore simply do it. Ask the children to do the same. Teach them to do so, then simply by doing this, even any third person who sees this will be happy. All will gain. All will benefit. Get up in the morning and do so and do the same in the evening as well. You will see the magic of love.
From discourse in Hindi “Prem Kaise Ho” by Swami Ramsukhdasji