Stop worrying about people who are in love, Part 2/7

…and stop worrying about people who are in love. What does it matter to you if they embrace and make love? Leave them alone; be a little more broad-minded. Do not deprive others of their joy. Heaven is more generous than you are. You do not realize that you are wishing for their death by wanting to deprive them of something that gives meaning to their lives.

If the Lord does not object, why should you?
It is thanks to this that they are able to work and make sacrifices. If you want to live in chastity and purity, do so; but do not meddle with other people’s lives. When you meddle, in fact, it shows that you have repressed and inhibited your own feelings, and this is dangerous; as we have often seen, it can even lead to madness.

If you are capable of remaining pure, chaste and virginal, so much the better; it is you who will gain from it. But if you are always in a state about what other people do, it proves that you are not pure. Be broad-minded! If the Lord does not object, why should you? Do you want to outdo him?

Work at your own perfection and leave other people alone, do not interfere
The Lord is indulgent and full of love; why do you have to be so intolerant, mean and ungenerous? Be tolerant, be broad-minded, and work to improve yourselves. Who is stopping you from becoming a saint, a shining light? But you must leave other people alone!

If you forget to work on yourself and continually meddle in other people’s affairs, you will end by being even worse than they are. In saying this I am giving you a very helpful method: work at your own perfection and leave other people alone, do not interfere with the way they live. If they have to give an account of themselves one day, it is to heaven that they will give it, not to you.

Bring up children from their earliest years to love all that is best
You have no idea of the number of ways in which the good can heal, transform, pacify, purify and sanctify. I am not saying that you should be blind to evil, no; you must try to see it and be on your guard against it. But to see only what is evil and close your eyes to what is good is very bad.

Unfortunately, there are people who delight in evil as though it were their favourite food; they are thrilled by scandals, cataclysms or pornography. From childhood, human beings should acquire a love for all that is beautiful, good, noble and pure: this is true education. Education is not a question of improving classrooms, sports facilities or even textbooks. True education consists in bringing up children from their earliest years to love all that is best.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

To be continued…

From a lecture given at Sevres, on April 18, 1970
Complete Works Volume 18, Jnana Yoga Vol 2
Chapter 8, Love

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