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Love others’ uniqueness

india Updated: Apr 29, 2011 00:22 IST

There is a lot of talk about loving the people who irritate you. You cannot love people who irritate you, you can only pretend to love them. Instead of pretending to love them, just try to find out why they irritate you? They are irritating you simply because they are not the way you expect them to be; they are not the way you want them to be.

So do not deceive yourself. Just see that irritation is happening because you have already decided what is right and what is wrong. If they behave in a different way, it will irritate you first, then you will get angry and hen you will hate them. These is just a natural process. It happens simply because you are expecting everybody in the world to be like you. If everybody in the world was like you, could you be here? In your own home, if there was one more person like you, it would not be possible for you to live in that house!

It is very good that everybody in the world is the way they are. Out of this whole mass of people, if you choose any human being, that person is unique. There is no other human being like him anywhere on this planet. There never was one and there never will be another. If you recognise that there is only one person like this, that he is such precious material, how can he irritate you? It is an absolutely unique human being. There is no other human being like them. And it is such a miracle for you that you know this human being who is unique. If you see this, where is the question of irritation?

If you open your eyes and look at life, how can anybody irritate you? If you are simply blind to life, then you will get irritated. The only way you will become an outpouring of love is by seeing the uniqueness of everything in creation.