“Between birth and death there is nothing else to happen but love. If you miss love between birth and death, you have missed the whole opportunity of life. You may gather knowledge and money and prestige and power, but if have missed love then you have missed the real door.” This important message is part of Zen. We seem to put such premium on love that we love only those who will return it or rather we wait for the other person to love before we even start loving. And as soon as we realize that our love is not returned we withdraw it.
Love is not a business and its not bartering. God loves saints and sinners alike and shower his blessings on all. We all carry a little part of the great spirit. We all are little gods and godesses who have the potential of achieving the loving greatness of almighty. We fall short because we don’t love, and its the greatest power anyone can have. It’s good to love those who love you but its best to love without expecting anything back, to give without asking anything in return. Such a love is nothing short of prayer and has the similar power of uplifting the soul.