Today a major section of people around the world celebrate Valentine’s day which is dubbed as the lovers day. It is indeed good to see the world striving for and experiencing love.
Love is perhaps the best of human experiences since that is our true nature. In fact, my guru would always address the gatherings as the embodiments of love.
These days the lovers day celebrations mostly associate ‘love’ at physical level. It is also limited to a specific romantic person as we are bound by our sensory perception.
No wonder this day of the year witnesses a spurt in the number of visits to cosmetics clinics, beauty and massage parlous, increased sales of fragrances and chocolates. Hotels try to create magic with candle light dinners and boost their profits.
When love is limited by just the physical aspect, it is just nothing but carnal desire. The result and happiness of such love is transient and superficial.
If one can transcend the sensory stage, we can experience the true love. It gives us not just transient happiness but ever lasting bliss.
When love is limited in its aspect, it soon becomes bondage and after sometime a source of unhappiness.
But as one experiences the universal love(the real nature of all human beings), it gives us the freedom and the ever lasting bliss.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love. – Kahlil Gibran
As we go beyond the physical/carnal desire, our vision becomes lot more clearer. We expand the personal boundaries and soon we will find the love that is inclusive of the whole universe.
When we are filled with true love we realize that the differences are demolished and we will be able to see the unity in this apparent diversity. The resulting compassion brings us the true state of bliss.
Blissful Lovers Day!!