I would like to begin my today’s topic with my favourite Khalil Gibran, one of the most mystic writer of this world ever. What he says ; “life without freedom is just like a body without soul”. But, I say “love without freedom, love without total freedom, love without liberty is just like a possession, like owning things. Love and liberty, love and entire freedom should go hand in hand, altogether, in a harmonious way. You love. I see people loving others and as a result, frustrated, tired, sad. I have never ever seen any one person telling me “I’ have risen in love”. What a shame ! All say “We are fallen in love”. But, have you ever seen a people saying “I am risen in love”. I think – No one ! Love is never a relationship. In fact, it is relating. I mean to say, love is like rivering. But, still not a river. It is flowing.
People fall in love because they take their lovers as things and not as humans. Yes, they say they’re loving but actually they are owning their beloved ones. That is the route of all your tragedy. If you love someone, it is good. It is very good in fact. But, don’t make it possession. Give your dear total freedom that if he/she wants to live with you, Okay ! Otherwise, don’t bother it at all. Rejoice everything. Never be serious about love. As you know ‘seriousness’ is one kind of sickness. Seriousness is one kind of spiritual sickness. Never be sick of love. Never be serious about love.
Give liberty to all, to your beloved ones. I think the happiest person in this world is one who announces his liberty & respect others ‘freedom’ too. He never tries to own persons like things, as almost all the people do. Even in love, they ‘possess’. Love is not possession. It is liberty.
It is total freedom.
On the contrary, sympathy is not love, why ? Sympathy simply means you are the master and other is a slave. Sympathy is never love because sympathy means fulfilling your ‘ego’. Why do you have sympathy upon people because you think you are better than him or her, or you think only you are happy and other is miserable. Love is totally different- Love is equalizer-the relationship beyond or beneath the love is not love. And addiction to something is also not love. Because in both the cases, you are either becoming a slave or making others slave, either you kneel down to others or make others kneel down to you. Love is love and nothing else.