Strong One, make me strong.
May all beings look on me with the eye of friend!
May I look on all beings with the eye of friend!
May we look on one another with the eye of friend!

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Yajur Veda 36. 18

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New Delhi (INDIA)

 

“One should not behave towards others in a
way which is disagreeable to oneself”

..................................................................................................... MenciusVII.A.4

A Vedantic Perspective:

The fundamental truth as taught by all religions is that man has to transform his base human nature into the divine that is within him. In other word, he must reach the deeper strata of his being, wherein lies his unity with all mankind. And Vedanta can help us to contact and live that truth which unfolds our real nature-the divinity lying hidden in man.

Vedanta is not a particular religion but a philosophy which includes the basic truths of all religions. It teaches that man's real nature is divine; that it is the aim of man's life on earth to unfold and manifest the hidden Godhead within him; and that truth is universal…


The Vedas set out the code of sarva-bhuta-hita, (devotion to the good of all creatures) which says that people should see the same life in all creatures regardless of their outer dress or bodies. In fact the Vedas go so far as to say that those who cannot understand the principle of life in lesser beings are missing the meaning of life altogether and risk loosing their sense of humanity.

The infinite joy of touching the Godhead is easily attained by those who are free from the burden of evil and establish within themselves the urge for good. They see the Self in every creature and all creation in the Self. With consciousness unified through meditation, they see everything with an equal eye.

I am ever present into those who have realised Me in every creature. Seeing all life as My manifestation, they are never separated from Me. They worship Me in the hearts of all, and all their actions proceed from Me. Wherever they may live, they abide in Me.
When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others as if they were his own, he has attained the highest state of spiritual union.
..................................................................................................................................... Bhagavad Gita 6.28-32
.............“This is the sum of duty. Do nothing unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.”
......................................................................................................................................Mahabharata 5:1517