Tuesday, August 25, 2009

love as understood and explained by vivekananda

A Nice Article about "Love" by Swami Vivekananda

I once had a friend who grew to be very close to me..
Once when we were
sitting at the edge of a swimming pool,
she filled the palm of her hand with
some water and held it before me, and said this:
"You see this water carefully contained on my hand? It symbolizes Love."
This was how I saw it: As long as you keep your hand caringly open and
allow it to remain there, it will always be there.
However, if you attempt to close your fingers round it and try to
posses it, it will spill through the first cracks it finds.
This is the greatest mistake that people do when they meet love...they
try to posses it,they demand,
they expect...and just like the water spilling
out of your hand, love will retrieve from you .
For love is meant to be free,you cannot change its nature.
If there are people you love,
allow them to be free beings.
Give and don't expect.
Advise, but don't order.
Ask, but never demand.
It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to
truly practice.
It is the secret to true love.
To truly practice it, you must
sincerely feel no expectations from those who you love,
and yet an unconditional caring."

Passing thought.... Life is not measured by the number of breaths we
take; but by the moments that take our breath away.....

It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime


1 comment:

  1. "My father is the intrinsic awareness, Samantabhadra. My mother is the ultimate sphere of reality, Samantrabhadri. I belong to the caste of non-duality of the sphere of awareness. My name is the Glorious Lotus Born. I am from the unborn sphere o...f all phenomena. I consume concepts of duality as my diet. I act in the way of the Buddhas of the three times."

    I am in accordance with the tantric principle of not eliminating negative forces but redirecting them to fuel the journey toward spiritual awakening.