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Meaning of Love

September 6, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

What is love? Is love pleasure? Is love desire? Is love associated with Sex? What is this thing that we call love? Is it part of hate? In it, is there jealousy, anxiety? When we say, ‘I love my family, my wife, the girl, or the boy’. What does it mean? Is love a matter of time, something to be cultivated, and something to be practiced? Is it the result of thought, of time, a process? And why have human beings throughout the world given such tremendous significance to sex, which they call love? Have you noticed in your own life why sex has become such an all-consuming and important thing? To find out, you have to ask why your life, the daily living with all its conflict, suffering, agony, brutality has become so mechanical. You get into a habit and repeat, repeat, repeat. It would be marvelous thing if you said to yourself,’ I will never repeat anything that I do not know, that I myself have not completely understood. Do not repeat what somebody has said, or what the Gita, the Koran, the Bible, or your favorite sacred book has said, because that has also become a habit, a routine. Do try it and see. Find out. To get the best from life, you must be completely present and mindful in every minute of every hour of every day. As Albert Camus wrote,” Real generosity towards the future consists in giving all to what is present,” Yet, on most days, our minds are in ten different places at any one time. The truth of that will be found only when you have completely dropped everything that is mechanical. Understand that you are the creator of your sufferings. Change is not required anywhere except within you. Very often we suffer because we are not open to the vastness of life. We are bound by our own knowledge.

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