NEW MEANING OF LOVE FROM SAINT VALENTINE.
A love which is all inclusive
A love we would not like losing
A love which is all pervading
A love all sweeping
A love all-embracing
A love which is broadest in content
A love from which we get contentment
A love which is fully bloomed
A love which is full-blown
A love which is sweeping
A love where there is not even an iota of doubt
A love where losing makes no difference
A love for which any sacrifice could be given
A love where we do not demand but would like giving
A love where we get extreme joy in giving
A love which teaches us values of living
A love where suspicion has no place while giving
A love rooted in sublime and humane delicate touch
A love which broadens its base without an iota of bias
A love which is synergy giving while sharing
A love which increases by every day passing
A love which kindles trust among all creatures living
A love where we do not care for caste, creed, colour or race
A love which is magical in nature
A love which is not theatrical in its character
A love which enlightens us and is not mechanical in nature
A love where we do not care for results
A love where every skepticism melts
A love which gives is eternal peace
A love which takes us to love heights
A love which erases all lingering reservations
A love which spreads its fragrance
A love which gives happiness in taking pain of other
Like the love of Saint Valentine,
A Catholic Bishop of Terni
In Roman Empire
Who for love’s sake attained martyrdom,
For solemnizing marriage secretly,
Of condemned soldiers,
For whom marriage was a bar
Under the Roman Empire’s law
And marrying those forbidden once to marry,
Attracted the Saint’s imprisonment,
And ultimately martyrdom.
While in the condemned cell of a prison,
With his miraculous touch, he cured the daughter of the jail warden,
Saint Valentine sent out a farewell letter,
With words so eternal in nature,
“From your Valentine”,
These words have become a grand brand,
Presently for us all to express to our loved one,
With a huge sprinkle of pride,
Mixed with a huge smile,
Lasting for good in our imagination,
And in real life too, we live with complete affirmation
That love binds us & bestows us God’s eternal compassion.
A love which is all-encompassing, where there is no suspicion, where giving is the only mantra without any expectations and finally were even losing one’s life is not taken so seriously. It is such a love which cannot be exchanged with pecuniary or other gains.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14th February every year. There is a very popular account that a Christian Saint was imprisoned and prosecuted under the Roman Law for solemnizing the marriage ceremony of soldiers who were not allowed to marry. Saint Valentine performed the marriage of these soldiers and broke the Roman Law. There is also a legend that while being in the prison; he healed the daughter of the jailer named Asterius.
Legend has it that before he was to be beheaded he wrote a letter finally signing as YOUR VALENTINE to bid the final adieu.
For expression of love for our soul-mate, it is important that we fulfill all the ingredients which are needed. such as; our intention and attention that we pay in the expression of our sincere love, synergy in that love, the willingness that may spring from our inner self, etc. It is also a must that we’ve full trust on our soul-mate.
For love to be effective, it is a must that we develop an initial belief or trust that we are ready to have a right friend, with traits in agreement with ours to shower love and affection. If one finds the friend of his/her liking, it is equivalent to love of our Lord. This love of the Infinite Absolute Lord facilitates us, humans, to distribute this love to others with whom we come in contact with. His eternal love also solves many of our own problems concerning love.
A love of a soul-mate is unique in nature, the person with whom we want to develop the friendship, we have to accept him/her wholly – with all weaknesses and strong points. True love transcends all boundaries, all differences based on colour, creed, caste etc. It is pure and simple love. No questions asked about anything else.
There are two ways of finding an appropriate life partner; firstly love at first sight and secondly somebody arranges the same and he/she could be termed as our life-partner (this is termed as arrange marriage, where marriages happen according to Hindu religious beliefs; where Vedic Mantras/Hymns are chanted, by taking seven vows around the fire with seven promises made by both the partners). Or there may be other customs and traditions in other religions for marriage.
Anyway, we can have true and sacred love with our soul-mate or any other person around with basic premise of following parameters:-
(a) Trust each other without any strings attached.
(b) We should exhibit emotional maturity while ironing out differences.
(c) Take her/him to the inner recesses of your heart and feel that he/she remains in your imagination though he/she may not be physically present with you.
(d) Thinking about him/her may evoke a feeling of joy and sometimes you may skip a heartbeat for your partner.
(e) Creating a strong affinity with the soul-mate of yours even in his/her absence.
(f) Sharing joys or sorrows together, good and bad situations, etc.
(g) Not to hide anything from your partner so as to develop an indelible impression of friendship.
(h) We should forget and forgive each other’s mistakes which may creep in sometimes.
(i) A love knows no boundaries, the need of intimacy to establish a sacred love beside it is all inclusive – just seamless.
Love has many manifestations. When one is immersed in it, he/she gets everything in losing everything even the most precious one for us. While we take love as a God’s gift, love gifts us many things in return too. This return gift is all-encompassing – a saintly feeling for us all. We do not care for our life if that is at stake for earning the gift of love. We want losing everything including making supreme sacrifice for gaining the ultimate LOVE.
May this day usher in indelible love to us all and removes doubts and differences from us all in fact without biases and live happily
In the surcharged global environment which pervades presently, where doubts persist, we should always realize that ultimately when we leave this earth, we should leave the imprints of humane considerations, forgiving and forgetting, giving without any expectations, multiplying happiness by dividing smiles. This legacy of ours would be appreciated by our coming generations like we appreciate the Saint Valentine now. AMEN.