In this quote, Swami Vivekananda provides wisdom about the cyclical nature of human emotions.
Hatred circling back: Harbouring hatred clouds our conscience, fuelling prejudice and intolerance. This breeds discrimination as we mistreat hated groups. Exclusion erodes social bonds, causing targets to resent and retaliate, completing the circle. Ultimately, hatred destroys our own integrity and fractures society through cycles of animosity.
E.g., Adolf Hitler anti-Semitism bred discrimination and human right violation, fuelling resentment. The holocaust horror circles back to the shaming and isolation of Germany.
Love circling back: Acts of love build bonds of trust and goodwill in society. As we uplift others through inclusion and justice, we foster a spirit of gratitude and solidarity. People support and cooperate with those who have helped them. The initial love expressed ultimately returns through reciprocal appreciation and a more united community.
E.g., Mother Teresa’s humanitarian work motivated many more to join her mission. She received global recognition for her selfless love.
The future lies in building bonds of care and trust, uplifting humanity. We must transcend divides and radiate unity through compassionate service, defending justice and inclusion, leading by moral example, and celebrating our shared hopes and human oneness.