Celibacy/Abstinence/Compassion and Love


QUESTION: What is the true meaning of love and compassion? Are these attachments of the ego? They are given high significance in Self realization by many sects.

ANSWER: Looking at another as no different from oneself is Love & Compassion.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)

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QUESTION: When one can see the beyond the Ego, they are above pain and pleasure, itself. One will no longer feel a need to treat another with respect, nor disrespect. One will no longer feel a need to inflict pain, nor bring pleasure. One will remain unaffected and indifferent by another's pain or pleasure just as he remains indifferent towards his own pain and pleasure. What then is the meaning of Love and Compassion? Why then should one care what is happening to himself or the other, knowing full well that these are all illusions and dualities of mind. Why then is being of service or help to mankind of such importance and held in such high regard?

Of course, that which is willed by the Supreme must take place. Whether it's the help of the world or the destruction of the world, as He sees fit. My questions are should one really place such a high emphasis on love and compassion? Should one really care to "benefit", "protect" or "help" another with Love and Compassion knowing that which is to happen, will happen. Should one go out of their way to alleviate another's suffering? These things are given such a "pious" and "righteous" connotation and I would like to question the validity of such ideas because I currently believe that the Atma is above all these.

1. Such a one works, without working. He loves, without display. The first & last service is to get rid of the Ego. That is the best gift to mankind. That which is to be done will then be done.

2. One should reside in the self. Period. Nothing else needs to be striven for. That which is to be done will then be made to occur, as it should, at the right time, by the power which is making things happen. To such a one, there is no Dharma and no more Karma. All is Brahman alone.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)  


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