“Love and the Work of Angels”

Ryuho Okawa’s Lecture in Sao Paulo
Date of Lecture: November 14th 2010

What is the Opposite of Love?

“Most people would answer that hatred is the opposite of love. However, the true answer is not actually hatred; the opposite of love is jealousy.”

Soft Love, Stern Love and Justice

“A soft form of love such as kindness is love in its basic form. However, to correct those who are wrong is also love. Justice is also a form of love.”

Do the Work of Angels Here On Earth

“Please listen to me carefully. I came here because I want you all to become angels. I want you to do the same work as the angels, here on earth.”

The lecture transcript for
“Love and the Work of Angels”

From the 5min video (edited version)

What is the Opposite of Love?
“I have traveled from Japan halfway around the world, and I am standing before you today, here in Brazil.

Do you know what the opposite of love is? Most people would answer that hatred is the opposite of love. However, the true answer is not actually hatred; the opposite of love is jealousy. So, first, you must know that jealousy is part of the mechanism of your mind that tries to destroy the ideals you hold, the ideal image of who you want to become. So, control your jealousy and have the thought of blessing that person. A heart that blesses is a heart that affirms the good in others. It is a heart that aspires to reach an ideal, and a heart that wishes for others’ happiness. As long as you have this mindset, your life will be guided towards the person that you are blessing.”

Soft Love, Stern Love and Justice
“A soft form of love such as kindness is love in its basic form. However, to correct those who are wrong is also love. Justice is also a form of love. When God’s love is manifested on earth, sometimes it will take the form of justice. When you meet hatred give love. Sweep away hatred with a great river of love. With the overwhelming force of your goodwill and love, push away the little streams of hatred, anger and jealousy that try to creep in. This is a condition that your country must fulfill, to create a future filled with hope. True love brings hope. True hope brings prosperity. True prosperity will bring you true freedom. True freedom will teach you everything about the Truth.”

Do the Work of Angels Here On Earth
“Please listen to me carefully. I came here because I want you all to become angels. I want you to do the same work as the angels, here on earth. The work you do here on earth has ten times the worth than that done in the spirit world. I continuously pray from my heart that every day you will continue to refine your wisdom and make diligent efforts towards this goal. Thank you very much.”

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