We have learned so far in our exploration of the five Human Values that Love is the basis, the undercurrent, the sustenance of the other four Values of Truth, Peace, Right Conduct and Non-violence. By far, it is the most important ingredient in the educational mix for a child. Baba says:
Divine Discourse, 19-1-1997
We can see from these few words that the reason for living is to love and serve. The Human value of Love defines the very meaning of our existence here as human beings.
The psychic domain of human system is the source of love. Love is the expression of the individual divine within and is the power of soul. It is the mightiest of forces in the world and is truly representative of human nature.
Love is not an emotion. It is a form of energy which each individual transmits and receives every moment. It affects all forms of life. It is a peculiar possession, which grows with sharing.
Love is the answer to the question; ‘What in me loves – What in another person’. It is the reflection of the same Truth that one loves. What to say of children, even animals and beasts responds to this power of love. Love helps us overcome the sense of fear by promoting better understanding and appreciation. Since Love springs from the Truth, it is in nature of Righteous Action and results in peace.
Love has to begin by manifesting itself towards parents and grow and graduate to include family, neighborhood, country and most of all God.
Divine discourse, 25-12-1981