Everybody has the seed to become a beautiful flower of love, a lotus. But very few people have been able to become it, for the simple reason that very few people are alert; they can’t discriminate what is what.

Watch how many things are pretending to be love. If they are love, they cannot create misery — let that be the criterion. If they create misery, they are not love: then get rid of them. Love always gives bliss; it can never give misery. Remember that always, never forget it for a single moment.