Love is an energy: if it falls, it is hell
All feelings, ridiculous to sublime, are linked with love. It is love only that brings sorrow, anxiety, anguish, friction, fear, jealousy, animosity, aversion, restlessness. It is love only that brings joy, freedom, peace, fearlessness, stability, purity. Because these contradictory feelings are connected with love, it is necessary to understand the nature of love.One form of love is lust, the other is devotion.
The former is like muck, the latter transforms into lotus. When a worldly person speaks of love, it means lust. When a seeker speaks of love, it means devotion. From lust to devotion, all feelings are connected to love.Every disease in the world is due to love. Yet the wise ones say that do not run away from love, try to understand it. If the love energy gets transformed, it will become a pathway to liberation.
Love makes you fall and love raises you too. Like a ladder, it can bring you down or take you up. The difference is in the direction.Coming down is lust, rising high is devotion. Therefore, understand the energy, the greatness of love.You think you have loved and are familiar with love. But the saints say, that you have only loved your ego. Wife, children etc. are only an excuse. You got the children educated, raised them, went through difficulties, sacrificed to fulfil their desires… all this is fake.
If you were informed that they weren’t your children, would you still have the same love for them? Then you will realise that your love was for ‘your’ children and not children per se. You are interested in fattening your ego. You wanted some hook to hang this fat ‘I’ and you got the children. If they are not yours, the ego does not benefit and so your love also fades away.
What kind of love is it that changes into dislike within moments? One day you say, ‘I can’t live without you’ and next day, to the same person, you say, ‘I can’t live with you’. Can this even be called love? The smoke of your expectations is so thick that it is difficult to find the flame of love in it. Have you really loved anyone? You take care of the near and dear ones only so that you don’t lose the joy that comes from them. You keep them under you by destroying their independence, dignity and say that I love them immensely!
Does your ego bend when you bow down in the temple? Is there a song in your heart and joy in your eyes while worshiping the divine? Or are the rituals done mechanically to finish the duty, or out of fear of being labelled an atheist?Once true love blossoms in you, the divine does not remain an object of curiosity, an intellectual itch but turns into a dire need of life. On experiencing the drop of love, the quest for the divine, the ocean, comes alive and you are ready to give up anything.
Feeling the touch of the ray of love, you want to search for the sun, its source. When you smell the fragrance of love, you are pulled towards the garden from where it spreads. Only then the true quest begins. When the energy of love turns towards the divine, thoughts quieten and there arises contentment, peace, relaxation, silence and bliss.