If we have to progress and be happy in life we must first undertake to promote love, compassion and sacrifice. When we fill our heart with these three qualities, it will blossom into a beautiful garden with blooming flowers (Nandanavana). On the other hand, if we fill it with qualities like hatred, jealousy and anger then it will become a stinking pool. All of us should introspect and decide whether we want our heart to be a Nandanavana or an unclean, smelly pool. We must make every attempt to fill our hearts with sacred qualities. When we look at happy people, we must feel happy at their happiness. When we look at suffering and trouble, we must also share their sufferings. This attitude is called maitri-bhava. Let us try to practice and promote compassion and goodness.
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