Love’s Nothing But Your Basic Nature, - Poem by Amrit Rathi
In rare humility, the tree stands still,
and gives the shadow to one and all.
No matter if one’s good or bad,
its kindness is there, to equally fall.
The cool shadow in the scorching heat,
that attracts us all, what a gift it is!
A tree never asks a thing in return,
neither imposes conditions nor time limits.
God gave the tree its basic nature!
It showers freely without reserve.
God has given us abundant Love,
the generous heart: a boon to serve.
Do we freely love every person we meet?
Or carry a grudge against someone?
Spread the splendor of Love like a balm,
like crimson sky on the setting sun.
Whatever you give, you receive for sure,
from the heart that receives it from you.
We often only want from others,
and in giving are stingy, that is the issue.
But Love asks nothing in return, dear!
nor does it use us and throw us away,
nor imposes conditions or limits in time.
It gives and gives, as it grows and grows.
Love is simply our basic nature,
a sharpened image beyond Ego’s layers.
Love is something we give to a baby:
We wish him love; we sing lullabies.
Egoless Love! Spontaneous Love!
Selfless Love! All are God’s gift free!
For Love is truly our basic nature,
soothing us like the cool shadows of trees.
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