The Vedas- (Vedic Sanskrit scriptures originating from ancient India) tell us that there are three kinds of love in this world.
- Where you take and do not give back in return. This type of ‘love’ is selfish and empty, with no regard for the other person on the other end of this so called love.
- Where you give and take. It’s based on conditions, meaning it never can be truly stable. Unfortunately, it depends on likes and dislikes, yesses or nos, dos and donts. On one hand if the other person in the relationship satisfies you and acts how you’d like them to, the love grows. Though when your partner fails to please you, your love becomes quick to erode.
- Where you give and only give, no take. This one has no strings attached. It’s formed upon the premise that you do things for the other person because you want to, not to receive something in return. There are no ifs ands or buts, the love just is.
True love and happiness is ever-new, ever-increasing, and unlimited in experience. Once attained, it never ends.
This verse describes what happens when an individual attains ‘yog’, the union of the atma (the soul) with the Paramatma (the Supreme Soul). Pure divine love transcends worldly love and is where the individual soul fully surrenders herself to the lotus feet of the Divine One, expressing in Sanskrit what’s known as ‘Nishkaam Prem’: pure, selfless, divine love: “I ask nothing of you other than that I may learn to selflessly love and serve you with all my being.” When we embody this expression and feel love on this unimaginable level, everything is attained.
“Life Will Always Be Working Out for Me. . .
I like understanding that things are always evolving, and while there are many things that could be better where I am, it is not really a problem because “where I am” is constantly changing to something better. I like knowing that as I look for the best things around me where I am, those things become more prevalent in my experience.
It is fun to know that things are always working out for me, and as I watch for the evidence of that . . . I see more evidence of that every day.”