Cleaning Your Heart of Hatred

Constant vigil and effort are necessary to dust away the hatred that settles in your heart, for such negativity is widespread and may grip you anywhere. You may find it in the media, the Internet, at your workplace, in the heart of your friends, colleagues, family or relatives. When the atmosphere is full of dirt, your house is bound to get dirty. Though the greater goal must be to clean the atmosphere itself, first we have to focus on cleaning our own house.

It is not easy to keep our heart free of hatred as it calls for constant effort.

Confucius, the oft quoted ancient philosopher, had said, ‘It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve, and bad things are very easy to get.’

It is like saying that it is easy to keep your house dirty but it is difficult to keep it clean.

Is the answer not obvious?

The easiest way to keep your house clean would be to shut it to the dusty atmosphere, particularly when there is a dust storm.

The rule of ‘prevention is better than cure’ is applicable. You must avoid the company of people who speak ill of others and spread hatred. You must also learn to control your own speech so that you do not condemn or criticise others.

Once your soul is free of hatred, it becomes divine as it connects with the Supreme and love flows through it.

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