16 July 2013 - QA 4

Gurudev, you say we are all made up of love; how can we understand that even corrupt people are made out of love?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Look, as a baby they were love; as they grew up, they had a lot of mud and filth around them, that’s it.

If a diamond has fallen in a drain, it will still be a diamond. It has only fallen in the drain. Similarly, the circumstances, education, culture or the lack of it, everything has made them behave in that way. They do not know it, they are in total ignorance; that is why they are like that. So, you feel only compassion, even with people who have betrayed you.

What are they doing this for? They are going to get it back. If someone has betrayed you, they are going to get it back ten times more. You only feel a little compassion for them.