The Speaking Tree | Essence of evolution – by Sri M

Love is the essence of evolution; it is the essence of religion too, for it is religion (not organised religion) that teaches ethics and compassion.

Of course, organisation is necessary but we should see that the core is not corroded by the trappings. The evolved human being is not judged by the number of cars he owns or his bank balance. He is judged by his capacity to understand and love; by his compassionate nature and strong desire for peace — all hallmarks of an evolved being.

The ancient Vedic prayer, ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina’, says, “May the whole world be happy”. The compassion and love of all humanity of the Buddha is well known. Love is the parent of ahimsa, non-violence. The Qur’an starts by saying ‘Bismillahir-Rehman-ir-Rahim’, which means “In the name of God, the Compassionate”. Compassion is the highest manifestation of love. In the Gita, Krishna says to Arjuna, “The first and foremost qualification of a religious person is ‘Sarva bhuta hite ratah’ — he should have love and concern for all living beings in the universe”.

Sowing the seeds of love in our hearts is the only solution to the problems of the world.

Great literature, sublime poetry, exquisite works of art have all been inspired by love and compassion. The highest evolutionary attainment is the experience of love for all beings.

And if we claim to be religious and neglect this aspect, we are religious only in name. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa said that to love and serve those in sorrow and pain, was the best way to serve God.

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  1. B. Nagalakshmi says:

    It is true , religion is the one that teaches compassion and love.But religion is that which often getting misunderstood , misinterpreted and misused. Most of the times religion is equated with rituals, which is in fact a part of that. and the theological bases are often ignored.

    But it is possible to go beyond religion and perceive love and compassion as a means spiritual elevation. Nature has endowed human beings with love as a an instinct necessary for survival. That selfish self can be expanded as compassion towards fellow human beings and all living creatures and finally towards entire humanity.

    But unfortunately, people are developing distorted ideas about love . How many atrocities are being witnessed in the name of love , today.? Acid attacks, brutal stabbings, ,murders ,..The true nature of love is being drastically changed.
    It is the time people need to be educated on what is meant by love and compassion…..as a way of life, .an extension and realizing of self in the well being of all living beings.
    Spiritual teachers like Master M are there to help achieve this objective.

  2. Swapan Lahiri says:

    This is a phenomenal statement. I believe this is the essence of true religion. I feel truly religious leaders like Christ, Budhha,, Sai Baba, Shri Chaitanya, Kabir have been so universally accepted because of their love for all. Unfortunately, today I see all forms of organised religions propagating themselves using marketing skills and based on Identity politics, looking for power and followers by hook or by crook. Shri M appears to be an aberration in this prevailing selfish environment.

  3. Love is the alchemy for universal peace and brotherhood. Sri M by his talks, actions, is making Love a concept of universal evolution. Let us all join HIS silent campaign to make Love a process to develop Harmony and togetherness.

  4. ਪੰਨਾ 136, ਸਤਰ 2
    ਅਠਸਠਿ ਤੀਰਥ ਸਗਲ ਪੁੰਨ ਜੀਅ ਦਇਆ ਪਰਵਾਨੁ ॥
    अठसठि तीरथ सगल पुंन जीअ दइआ परवानु ॥
    Aṯẖsaṯẖ ṯirath sagal punn jī▫a ḏa▫i▫ā parvān.
    Be kind to all beings-this is more meritorious than bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage and the giving of charity.
    ਮਃ 5 Guru Granth Sahib Part 136

  5. Hitesh Chandna says:

    Why there is so much suffering, corruption and misery in India? So many gods and gurus have taken birth on this land but we witness that crime is increasing by manifolds. In the earlier centuries, so amny gurus and messengers took birth in India i.e. Sai Baba, Guru Nanak and many but why saints are not taking birth India in the 21st century ? Every day we hear the news of rapes, crimes and corruption, why evil acts are taking place in India ? People are discarding the theory of god’s existence? They are becoming athiest ? Why our spiritual masters are least bothered about humanity? In USA and Europe people have such a good standard of living. But 240 million Indians are still living below poverty line? Had these 340million Indians committed sins in their previous births? Why god is punishing India only?

    • Bhai! Sir Sri M is one such seer of global level. When Sai Baba Ji or Guru Nanak Ji were in visible in mortal body, very less people knew them, after they left, people made religion or ritual after them. West has own problems due to their life styles. There are some other parameters and not the wealth alone to find bliss. Adesh to Sri Madhukar Nath Ji.