H C Singh

On Love

Love is ability to sacrifice ones own interest for the one whom one loves; Love is to feel for one loves; Love is subline feeling of wishing always good of one whom one loves; Love is to ignore the faults of one whom one loves; Love is to have joy and pride in the success and happiness of one whom one loves; Love is to suffer silently and deliberately for the well being of one whom one loves. Love above all is subline sentiment that is embedded in the nature of the man for excellence, who can sacrifice his own personal interest, his own welfare, his own ego for the one whom one loves. Love is spontaneous and selfless without regard to any contraction or even praise or acknowledgment.

If one can have this quality of selflessness and feeling for others then alone one can love – his parent who have given him life and brought him up after unknown sacrifices; his brothers and sisters who have during his childhood and thereafter shared his joys and sorrow; his friends in school, college and neighborhood who have stood by him through thick and thin; his beloved who as ones first love in adolescent years, whether one has succeeded in having the beloved as life companion or not, his wife who has given him love and children whether one has loved her before marriage or not; his children whether they are healthy or not, beautiful or not, intelligent or not, successful or not. Love for ones country, culture and mother tongue is as significant as any other love, whether the country is rich or poor whether it had given him much, little or nothing. Similarly love for mother language and culture, whether the language is developed or not whether culture is superior or equal to other cultures of the world.

To sum it up: love is absence of greed so that one is not envious or jealous of others wealth, property or high status in society. Love is absence of ego, feeling that one is supreme in one aspect of life or other. Love is absence of hatred even for known bad characters.

Thus love is greatest virtue; it is doing greatest good to those whom one loves. Love of humanity and help to needy human beings is greatest religion and highest morality.

As parents are the real and only gods, at least gods on the earth,so parents love for children is the most selfless. They will not eat till their children have eaten, they will not sleep till their tiny tots have slept. The starving mother will feed her child from her dry breasts even though she has not taken a morsel for days. If children fall and get hurt, the physical pain is of the child but psychological pain, which is even far more severe, is of parents. If children are away for more than usual time the parents suffer the pain of separation and start feeling the worst even though children might be playing in a neighborhood home, or little distance away.

Similarly, children who have imbided love affection in good measure love their parents, particularly old parents, helpless parents suffering from so many infirmities, and other sufferings due to loss of property, source of independent income, insecurity etc.

August 24, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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