Commenting on some comments
For love at first appeared easy, but difficulties have occurred
What are the difficulties confronted by love?
Can there be any love without difficulties?
Love is that which is always difficult. But it has the appearance of being easy, in the beginning at least. This is what is believed by the celebrated love poet Hafiz. I would like to speculate a little longer on the difficulties of love:
Time and Space
These are the two paramount difficulties experienced by love, or by his victims. Time fleets too quickly when they are together and distance tortures them when they are not together.
Time and Space are the two beings which are most enigmatic of all beings. Because they are and are not at the same time. They are the most real of all beings, yet they have no real existence.
Love is the third most enigmatic being of all beings.
Wait! Is it a being at all?
Thats the whole story.
Life is sustained by the enigmatic trio of Love, Time and Space.
Love, which blooms in Time and Space, is also haunted by the duo.
What is to be done then?
To Love beyond Space and Time?
That would be simply metaphysics.
To shoot Space and Time with love, not to kill them, but to redeem them.
That's why it is said that one should not walk with head held high up in the sky coz when one falls, you fall with your face hitting the ground.
Another cliche of folk wisdom. But its route of coming is not strange enough.
May be it is good time to weigh the darkness and light within your own self. I am using my solitude just to examine if darkness and light balance equally within the spaces in my mind, body, and soul.
This comment is intentionally made anonymous.
But I must disclose the identity of its poster(ess).
It must be by H.
Because she is musing these days about the positivity of darkness.
Its really wonderful.
She is starting to transcend the metaphysical binaries of light and darkness.
What has made her done so valorous a deed?
Her encounter with her own solitude.
She has enigmatically talked about the spaces of her own body, mind and soul.
These spaces must be inhabited by the third (non)being.
Then only can the darkness of flesh start to radiate with the light of desire.
hmmm I know it's a though situation and most of us go through it but thats just the start!!! welcome to foreign country...lolzzz I know that's the toughest part of your life when you have to survive and work hard to earn money and study at the same time....huh always remember God is wid you!!! may waheguru bless you and give you the spirit to fight the circumstances :) Gurfateh Veerji
Your prayers will be my loyal companions during this fight.
What is it to pray for an unknown (br)other.?
It is the one result of living in the nearness of Ardaas.
"Socrates....produced a wonderful hermeneutic disturbance--until Athens swatted him out, which is often the fate visited upon radical hermeneuts."
Who knows that I share the same fate with Socrates?
No one knows, perhaps.
All I know is this:
Radical Hermeneutics is a risky business.
K. has seen traces of this dangerous species in my ramblings.
She must have a keen eye (if her guess is true!)
Socrates, Radical hermeneutics, John D. Caputo and me
Its a indeed a dangerous combination.
What makes this bunch of names so dangerous?
The fifth element
which is invisible
As I was writing this entry, I have received another comment on my previous post.
I will comment on it while qouting selections. You can see the whole comment there.
Relationships with others are mere reflections of relationships with ourselves.
Philosophically speaking, this amounts to solipsism
But I would rather chose to speak non-philosophically today.
Is there any possibility of Love if the other has no real existence?
If the other is a mere shadow of our own selves?
What is Love if the loved one is only an appearance?
We will have to say that in such a case Love is only an illusion.
What my anonymous friend is presupposing is that the unity is a given.
Unity is not a given my dear friend.
It is achieved.
Take away the bodies, and the soul remains…….. and can be seen as part of the ONE.
Please don't get stuck into Vedanta.
It is a Loveless creature who has abandoned prayer.
Love your body, and you will find that you are loving your soul.
Remember that American lover WW.
It is part of my prayer for you.
This shell(body) is not "a mere barrier between the realization of the self as a part of the one".
The Guru said that this shell is rare and even the gods yearn for this shell.
It is not a barrier, but a means of union.
There is a lot of difference between "realization of the self as part of the one" and union of the self in Him whom she loves.
The former is the way of the intellect and the latter is the way of the heart.
He, who loves us with his infinite love and whom we must love with all our hearts, does not draw near him our souls only, but also our bodies,
and whenever he decides to draw a body closer to him,
then what occurs on earth is called