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Love without a cause!!

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Unconditional LoveTears streaming down my face, I just completed the last few words of the classic novel ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Bronte. The book is all about love without any reason, love with intense abandon—just like Heathcliff loved his Catherine. Emily Bronte in this classic book brings out the destructive and obsessive nature of love. What is love? That raging fury of emotions which threatens to burn our insides and tears our heart till it flows out like a river, out of control. In this book we see the power of love that can destroy everything in its path. It is truly a love without a cause, a pain that drives a knife through the heart and makes our stomach churn. Oh! What havoc has this love created in this world—unimaginable pain and suffering! They say love has a brighter side which illuminates and elevates. But where is that to be found in this world? Does it even exist?

Like an animal searching for food for existence the dried up heart searches for this most elusive thing. A person may search for his whole life and still be left bereft of it. There are countless people who have died searching for it. Blessed are those who find this love – everlasting and eternal, that not only liberates one but also enlivens one.

Surely, this is not the love of this world, because the love of this world torments and tortures and breaks our heart as we live. If not, then definitely at death. But still there are fools like us who keep on searching. Oh, when will this search end? Great poets and writers whose lives end tragically realize like Heathcliff that love is beyond this body and one has to look for a love which will transcend everything. Is there really such a love?

Yes, Bhagvad Gita speaks of a love which is eternal. That is the love between the Supreme Lord and the living entity. But how elusive this love is too! You feel that you have almost touched it but then next moment you are miles away. Understanding this divine love is difficult without the causeless mercy of the Lord. Yes, truly this is love without a cause. The lord reciprocates with us causelessly. His love is all encompassing and most compassionate. He like a true lover fulfills our each and every desire and finally when we reach his lotus feet we finally experience that love which we have been searching all our lives.

Radhanath Swami, my spiritual father once told me “Even if the whole world is against you , I will always love you”. And believe me that was the most emotional moment of my life. Such all encompassing compassion, I could see, can come only from a true representative of God. Such is God’s love!! Leaving this spiritual divine love behind how foolish I am that I am searching for this love through mundane relationships of this world!

– Dr. Sandhya Subramanian

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  1. July 29, 2011

    Milind M Churi

    “Surely, this is not the love of this world, because the love of this world torments and tortures and breaks our heart as we live. If not, then definitely at death”.A perfect statement.Almost every men and women of this world has to experience this or they already experienced it.Thank you very much.Anice article.

  2. July 29, 2011

    Swapnil

    Very nicely written. We can experience love God in this world, through the love of Lord’s great devotees like Radhanath Swami.

  3. July 29, 2011

    deepak

    Very nicely described the difference between real and illusory love !!!

  4. July 29, 2011

    Sumit Sharma

    Very nice article. It has described the vedic wisdom in a wonderful way.

  5. July 30, 2011

    Anand

    Blessed is the writer of this article Dr Sandhya for she is so wonderfully blessed by saintly person like Radhanath Swami. Personalitites like Radhanath Swami shower their fatherly affection on all living souls & flood their hearts since internally they themselves are connected with infinite love of Supreme God.

  6. July 30, 2011

    Sundar

    This is very true. And its very rare to find persons like Swamiji who is experiencing and sharing freely that divine love.

  7. August 3, 2011

    M Pandu Rangayya Shetty

    Love is eternal. No expectations. Anything belongs to this world is temporary, but belongs to Krishna is eternal. Serve Krishna for eternal Love. All glories to Radhanatha Swami.

  8. August 5, 2011

    Rupesh

    Radhanath Swami words of compassion and love ring in the minds of all his followers long after they are spoken because of the sincerity of the speaker.

  9. August 5, 2011

    Jagdish

    Very touching and enlightening article – Thanks a lot for sharing.

  10. August 5, 2011

    Phani

    Very True. There is no concept of Love in this material world. Only Lust is here in this mortal world.
    True Love is something beyond this material conception of life. Thank you for sharing this.

  11. August 6, 2011

    Poonam

    Thank you for sharing this. It really explains what a horrible thing material love is, especially in comparison to spiritual love. You are so lucky to have recieved such love from your spiritual master!

  12. August 10, 2011

    Neha

    Such a nice realization..Its really true, we can’t find genuine love in this world from people who are not God centred.

  13. August 16, 2011

    Radha Menon

    Very well said! What people define as true love is not so, because of the selfish motives of both the parties. True love has to be unconditional and unmotivated ; that is what the scriptures say. Radhanath Swami is one such person whose love for all those who come in contact with him is unconditional. This love of his captures and captivates one and all.

  14. August 19, 2011

    Keerthi

    Yes! truly the Love is unconditional and when it is connected with the supreme, it is more relishable. Nice article. thanks for sharing.

  15. January 14, 2013

    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Absolutely true! We should not waste time in searching for this elusive love on the material platform. True, eternal love can be found only on the spiritual platform.

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