03 October 2013 - QA 1

Gurudev, what are the signs of true love? What is its form and how can we recognize it?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

True love is like what was between Lord Rama and Bharat. That which existed between Radha and Lord Krishna, and between Lord Krishna and Arjuna. It is pure, like the love between a mother and her child, between a husband and a wife.

The love here exists due to some relationship between two people. But there is one kind of Love which is above all, and we all are the very embodiment of that love. This is what we need to know. We are made up of a substance called love.

To know this fact is called Parambhakti (supreme transcendental love or devotion). It means having a deep feeling from within ‘Nothing belongs to me. Whatever I have is yours (Divine's) and whatever is yours is mine’.

Now that does not mean that you simply take someone else’s purse and tell them that what is yours is mine (Laughter). Do not do this.