A Nice Article about Love

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  1. veenaissack123

    veenaissack123 Senior IL'ite

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    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.....
    [SIZE=+0] It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime
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  2. Padmasrinivas

    Padmasrinivas Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Veena,

    This is exactly the lesson Maa, my dear Mother gave me in my childhood! We sat together near a pool and she taught me that when you try to hold something, specially LOVE, it will always slip away... best to let go gently, it will come back to you manifold...

    Maa was a follower of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and used to read Tagore's poems with passion and share the spiritual nuances with me..

    Thanks for sharing such a valuable thought...

    LnBBHs,
    Padma
     
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    iyerviji IL Hall of Fame

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    Good one. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful thought

    love
    viji
     
  4. amihere

    amihere Platinum IL'ite

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    Thanks for posting it , so well said.
     

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