Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (Sanskrit: वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम. from “vasudha”, the earth; “iva” = is as a; and “kutumbakam”, family;) is a Sanskrit phrase that means that the whole world is one single family. So does that mean we should give time and energy and love to everyone we meet? Should we give the amount of love based on how much anyone needs? Would that not drain us completely?
Universal love and duty does not mean we channel our loving energy indiscriminately and to everyone who shouts for it or needs it. Being extremely open and yet selective in who you relate to how much is the best way to spread the love in you the most. When we relate and give energy to people “who are not ready or aligned” to benefit from it, we drain our energies and reduce our capability to be more loving.
Of course there are enlightened people who can be loving and giving all the time without being drained – but until we reach that level it is important to be selective to maximize happiness all around.
Once we become selective, we become more capable of giving our best and be absolutely and totally loving.