A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on love, others, and self

When you take that love outside, remember this: we talk about loving others in the multitudes, but who are you really loving? You’re only loving yourself. So it’s good enough if you can at least cause no harm to others. Be within yourself and learn to love and perfect yourself. If you spend enough time loving yourself and the Jesus inside you, or the Ramakrishna inside you, or the Buddha or the Allah inside you, then that love will grow and blossom within you. Then it’s very easy to love others. So you think, so you become.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

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