And Think Not You Can Direct the Course of Love For Love If It Finds You Worthy Directs Your Course

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The artical is taken from a book Life-An Odyssey Time Tested Mantras Providing Solutions to Life's Problems. The book contains 35 musings written by Dr. Manish Maladkar on different aspects of human life.

And Think Not You Can Direct the Course of Love For Love If It Finds You Worthy Directs Your Course

Love is an emotion, strong enough to be a driving force for the self. If your actions are governed by love, then the success or failure of that action does not count, the pleasure is entirely yours to savour. But you need to love truly, which is not easy, for there are some tenets to adhere. Firstly, there should not be any expectations, for real love has none. Secondly, love should have complete freedom and not be dominated. We have to let those we love to be themselves and not try to twist them with our own image otherwise we will love only our own reflection! Thirdly give no name to love; the moment you do so, you turn it to a relationship. And all relationships are binding. As there is no relationship with yourself, similarly you cannot ‘name’ love as wife, husband, mother, father, brother or sister. Allow love to just be! Once you achieve true love, you will find yourself with so much richness; even death cannot take it away. St. Paul while defining universal love has mentioned, “Love is patient and kind, it is not jealous, conceited or proud, love is not selfish, love does not keep a record of wrongs and love never gives up.”

The finer three aspects which ultimately drive most people are faith, without which you can do nothing, hope—a risk that must be run, as G.B. Shaw says and above all love for faith and hope will never fail, provided you believe in love.

Zoroastrianism exhorts, let us here do good industry to make the needy un-needy. Love is one thing which is in constant demand, where supply always falls short. But your attitude can make a difference. I’d like to share a small story which epitomizes love.

There was a little girl who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her five-year-old brother who had survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor asked the little boy if he would be willing to donate blood to his sister. He said, “Yes, I’ll do it if it will save her.” As the transfusion progressed his face grew pale and his smile faded. He asked with a trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away?” The little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to give all of his blood to his sister, in order to save her.

Love is giving when it counts. Katharine Hepburn has wisely said, “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get— only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” So go all out and spread love, for love’s sake you will make the world a much better place to live. You might come across some problems but you will get all solutions when you go to your heart. 146 q Life—An Odyssey

In spite of betrayal, what you require is firm conviction, in spite of previous hurt you still need to love again. And though it may hurt not to be loved in return, sometimes the most painful is to love someone and never finding the courage to let the person know how you feel. Express your love clearly and let not love remain silent, for true love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance; you will find out, you will still care for that person.

 

Excerpted with permission from:

Life-An Odyssey Time Tested Mantras Providing Solutions to Life’s Problems

By Dr. Manish Maladkar

Published by Unicorn Books available for Rs. 150/- at all leading book stores

 


Submitted: July 29, 2011

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