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Love is the Key

Man is so designed that he can derive anandha and maintain it only through association with his kind. To divest oneself of all contacts with others, and tread a lonely path is a sign of weakness, of fear — not of courage.

Lively association alone produces morality, justice, compassion, sympathy, love, tolerance, equanimity and many other qualities that toughen and train character, and mould the personality of man.

Culture is the consequence of the co-mingling of hearts and heads.

A group of individuals, who are charged with hatred or contempt of each other, cannot produce any beneficial effect on any of its components.
A common outlook, or rather, a common inlook, is the essential factor, Sama-chintha — the sameness of beliefs, opinions and attitudes — is the prime factor. This Sama-chintha must result in a flood of anandha (divine bliss) that envelops and enthuses the entire group. If the individual knows he is Divine and that all else are equally so, that consciousness is the best bond for Society, that anandha is the best atmosphere to sustain the Society. How can a person who knows that all are Divine keep away from the God he recognises? “I am He, He is I, both I and He are kith and kin in Him”. This awareness is so thrilling, so satisfying, so uplifting, that such Society is the noblest Sathsang (holy company) man can ever come into.