To love other is to know yourself
During my pilgrimage I had heard a story.
One young monk, seeking knowledge goes from one teacher to another, finally he finds a teacher, in a deep forest, who he thinks has attained wisdom.
“What should I do”? He asked, with deep earnest and hope.
Teacher looked at him with infinite love and replied, “you see this calf ?” he said pointing towards a new born calf, next to his hut. The mother cow had died during his birth.
“Devote your life taking care of her”, Teacher said.
And thats what the monk did. Spending his entire life, expressing, practicing and feeling love.