All creatures and beings come out of God. They go back to Him alone during dissolution. The whole world is the body of the Lord. How can you hurt or dislike another being or creature on the surface of the earth when you have taken God as the object of adoration and love? How can you be selfish? How can you eat all the mangoes in your garden yourself?
When you do not consider another's pain as your own, you have no compassion or mercy. You have no fellow-feeling. You do not rejoice at the virtues and good fortune of another. You have no contentment. There is burning desire in your heart. You do not consider the happiness of another as your own. You have no indifference to the vicious actions of wicked people, therefore you are troubled. There is nothing but your own Self in this universe. All bodies are your own. All hands are yours. This whole world is your body. All names and forms are yours. Do not separate yourself from the world. Unite, expand, mix. Feel and express oneness and unity. You will enjoy boundless joy and illimitable bliss.

From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda
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