Without Love, Life Could Not Exist.

Loving-kindness is the center of life. The origin of life is love, and it is also love that sustains life. Without love, a life can no longer exist. However, there is both pure and tainted love. We need to develop our pure love and turn our selfish and narrow love to universal love for all. Loving-kindness allows us to 'honor and love all seniors and children as much as we do our own.' We need love not only to one person, family, country, nation but also the whole world. Moreover, we should respect things whether clothing, furniture, or a utensil so that they will be where they belong and be properly used. Because of our love and protection, they will be able to function well. Love, therefore, becomes meaningful. Life loses its value without love and compassion.
~ 星雲大師