In one of the
during Swami's 2016 visit to Suffolk, UK, a devotee asked how one can keep their hearts open for love and how we know its not closed.
And here is what Swami said:
Have you ever seen a river? The river melts the biggest rocks in its way and makes sand out of them. If you are loving enough to everybody, their hardness will also melt away in the flow of your love. You should try and love, come what may. A sandalwood tree, when felled, still exudes fragrance; it doesn’t think of the fact that it has been injured. Similarly, your nature is to love. So what if others did not love you? It is their misfortune that they are not able to love. You are fortunate that you are still able to love. Love will melt away all the hardness, in time. Start loving – that is important.