“Love yourself” – what is Vedic perspective on this idea?

by Chaitanya CharanJuly 22, 2014

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  • nimai dasa
    November 20, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    This statement describes very well the essence of all the sastras ,if looked from the transcendental view point .The slogan says “Love your self ” .This self in a absolute and transcendental level describes our true self(atmavaan) ,which is neither the body ,nor the mind ,nor the intelligence ,nor even our own soul ,but that supreme self, which all the sastras ,upanishads ,etc ,describes as the all pervading (sarva vyaapi ) ,sakshi (witness ) ,and our only true well wisher (anukulah) ,and sakha (friend ) ,who resides in the hearts of all living entities (sarvasya ca aham hrdi sannivestho ) ,this indeed should be sought after ,this indeed is our true object of love ,he is our true self ,he is Krishna , by loving whom ,we will rejoice thereafter. This indeed is the confidential meaning of this slogan ,which even upanishads talk about indirectly .

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