(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15th April 2012, Lenasia, South Africa, Lecture: BG 6.30)
In the Rigveda it is mentioned: ‘Let the entire world look upon me with loving eyes and let me look upon the world with loving eyes.’
It’s kind of the opposite in the world we live in now, where everyone looks at everyone else with suspicion. Suspicion is actually the normal attitude! You see someone and think,‘Hmmm!?’ If it is a stranger then you are absolutely suspicious and if it is somebody you know then still suspicious. I mean, even your own mother is suspicious, that is the situation in this modern age.
Love, yes but trust… who do you trust? It’s very difficult to trust anyone… we can’t even trust ourselves. So it is very difficult because people are not in control of themselves. It is an age where this has become so rare, ’premāñjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena,’ (Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā, verse 38), to see with loving eyes; it has become something which is practically unheard of.