Today, I’m doing a piece of Love, and it just so happens to be Valentines days. I have not come to boast about love, for love does no boast nor has reason to show off, it merely is and manifests spontaneously. It never offers up suffering as the alternative because there is no other side to Love, it stands alone.
Now, I’ve been thinking about this topic a considerable amount as to get it just right so that it doesn’t come off as being very anti-love, but there is a point when ignorance needs to be expelled in the mind to open itself up to a new understanding of what is. Maybe to the individual this may seem very cold hearted, but i can assure you that its much the other way around.
The love that the body experiences or that have been anchored for so long by society is but only a fraction of what Love actually is. Love in society tends to be so distortful for the fact that its so tangible, anyone can say it and mean but does this means they are truthfully in love? The love someone describes is not what seems to be ever. The concept of love that is tangible never stays constant, there is always going to be a mode of sacrifice to the individual, it will always be about the Me and the My, “I love this person so much, but if they don’t love me back then why should I love them or be happy for them.” This isn’t sugar coated and refuse to sugar coat it, for this just is not love, you merely seem to think it is because of the moment of happiness that the body feels. That’s just what it is though, a moment in time, and it too will pass. The body is confused though, it sees this pleasure and it latches onto it thinking that it is this false idea of pleasure forgetting everything that its come to know about the process. Through Tangible aspects of love, comes the tangible aspects of pain. Can this be love? Something that one second makes you feel good and then the next minute in fear or in pain. There are many situations I could name in my own life when this takes place, even in the situations that seem the most loving there is still that concept of attachment that takes place that causes the one being loved to be an object of frustration.
What is comes down to is, is tangible love, love in which is describable or even seemingly felt even a truthful reality? I’ve heard the question being asked, “well then can you deny the feeling that you have when it arises?” Of course not, who said you have to deny anything. Infact, I’m saying the complete opposite, understand this love, and understand its source just like any other emotion, they just need some clarity as to their mechanism, they all proceed from illusion. I have always said that knowledge is the existence of ignorance (even what I’m talking on right now, I’m no different then any other person giving their take on any other situation, it is all based out of ignorance of the truth.)
I however can tell you what Love is. It is something in which does not offer up suffering, something in which its very Nature asks of nothing in return, ever. Why would it ask for anything in return when it IS everything it needs.
Let me give you an example:
Say you had a life long supply of ice cream and someone came to your house selling you ice cream, and they proposed to you that they would let you have their ice cream, if only you succumb to their rule.
Why would you accept that proposal if you knew you had a life long supply of ice cream, the deal is disenchanting because that offer will always be null and is of no benefit to anything.
The same goes for love, why would someone succumb to a false love that they know is only based around attachment? Yet the bodies are all guilty of it, they seek what they already have, and suffer over what they seek.
You True Nature is Love, the whole Being in which is, IS Love, why waste another minute on suffering over a false love when you can merely flip the switch and know What you Merely Are. You ARE what you’ve been seeking for this whole time. That the body is only a fraction of the whole.
The mere thought of any emotion is illusion but only when they are all equally represented as the whole along with everything else in the universe are they complete within themselves, and suffering itself will cease to exist (as well as everything else, as there is no use for such fractional things) Looking at the whole is often more truthful then merely looking at the marginal, but to get to the whole, you must first understand the mechanism of the marginal.
As a Final word I would very much like to say that Love IS, It IS your very Nature, so know it, don’t seek it, Be It.
Desire Nothing, For You Lack Nothing – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj