He who demands love and respect never get it in a real sense. Love is what God is, what nature is, what universe is. Did you see nature or God or universe demanding anything in exchange for the very life it gives us all? Never. That is Love. Love happens when due to meditative practices the mind is purged of its impurities of egocentricities and desires. In that humbled mind blossoms the flower of love that spreads its aroma and gives its fragrance of love to all without any judgments. Love is self-fulfilling. Love is truly the Divine in you! It makes man god.
Bodhi Shuddhaanandaa