07 December 2013 - QA 7

Gurudev, how should we handle the love and concern of the other people, if at one point we feel it has become excess for us?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Sometimes it is difficult to even take love, let alone give love.
If you say, ‘I love you so much’, to somebody, they don’t know how to respond to it. They look back like a pale dog, ‘Okay, you love me so much, now what?’

The mind is used to dwelling in small things. Unless and until it gets that magnanimity, the realization that all this is made up of love. That ‘I am that’ realization will make you stable and make you capable of receiving love and reciprocating it unconditionally. That is why knowledge is important; the knowledge about the self.