Prema – love

«Please understand the truth of My beloved, the supreme goddess Śrī Rādhā. I enjoy pastimes with Her eternally. She has conquered Me with Her love» (Sanatkumara-samhitā, 160). 

Prema is supreme love according to bhakti-yoga, the path of devotion. It differs from ordinary human love (kāma), because the latter is selfish: with kāma you seeks your own pleasure and happiness through the other. Instead, prema is unconditional love and it only looks for the complacency of the beloved, without any attachment and in total self-forgetfulness. It is an affection full of kindness, care and respect for the beloved.

Life is made of ups and downs and you know it well Sagittarius. This month is not among the highest, small annoyances could blow up your plans or at least slow them down. If you worked well last year and continue to work well on a deep level, you will find great consolation in those close to you. Everybody become nervous and short tempered without love, on the contrary you can face all the problems when you feel loved.


Chataka-āsana, lark pose

Look for lightness and think of the singing of those who are happy. You can build the same thing with a little patience.        

Awareness exercise

Whenever you get nervous or feel downcast, remember a gesture or word that a person who loves you said to you.

Mantra of the month

«I am loved».