Kindness has power. Kind words and gestures offer potent healing and such acts go a long way. It is the absence of cruelty, intentional hurtfulness and ill will that is referred to as loving-kindness. The two aspects of this important virtue is loving-kindness and non-injury. Being kind involves being compassionate towards others physically, mentally and verbally.
Let Your Heart Blossom
Politeness, courteousness and helpfulness are all acts of loving-kindness. Verbal kindness involves the use of words that are warm and those that help nurture and encourage others to do better and be more optimistic about their lives. Such words help others to grow and flourish. When one is appreciated and recognized for one’s efforts and successes, however small, s/he is greatly motivated. Kindness opens up the Heart Chakra or Anahata Chakra and empowers the crown chakra or sahasrara chakra, the seat of Divine Love.
Mental kindness can be witnessed when you willing and ungrudgingly guide someone with gentleness and patience. Spiritual kindness is manifested when you bless other beings. Blessing serves as a medium for transporting and infusing goodwill into the lives and efforts of others.
In his book, Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul, Grand Master Choa Kok Sui speaks of Annie Besant who practiced the virtue of loving-kindness by checking the newspapers for all who needed help and then blessed them. As a Pranic Healer, you can do so too using distant healing and bring healing and happiness to many a life through loving-kindness and non-injury.
Thinking Beyond an Eye for an Eye
The concept of “Ahimsa” was greatly popularized by M.K. Gandhi who stressed on the need for and the power of non-violence. When GMCKS speaks of non-injury, he refers to non-violence in thought as well as non-violence in action. The stress is on harmlessness towards all creatures and abstaining from hurting any being out of rage or malice.
“What you say must be kind. Loving-kindness in words is like watering the flowers. If you say the right words, they have a nurturing effect. First, master verbal non-violence, then master non-violence of thought.”
-Grand Master Choa Kok Sui
Grand Master Choa Kok Sui does not overtly condemn or criticize non-vegetarianism, acknowledging the fact that taking the life of an animal might be necessary in terms of sustenance. However, he strictly abhors any suffering caused to the animals who are being killed for food. He says that they need to be killed as fast and as painlessly as possible. While cruelty to animals has no justification, it is permissible to terminate rats, mosquitoes and other creature that are a threat to hygiene.
Non-injury is not a concept confined to the superficial physical level. At a deeper level, it implies gaining control over internal anger, hatred, envy and mental criticism. It is through the practice of loving-kindness that harmony can be achieved in inter-human relationships.
“Life is like an echo. What you send out comes back to you many, many times! Practice loving-kindness.”