NEW MEANING OF LOVE FROM SAINT VALENTINE.
Saint Valentine gave to us a new meaning to LOVE. Proceeding poem and description is for your appraisal.
LOVELY LOVE DAY – VALENTINE DAY
A love where we prefer losing
A love which is not demanding
A love which knows only sacrificing.
A love which gives joy in giving
A love which teaches us ethical & moral modes of living
A love which is bereft of suspecting.
A love which paints everyone with humane brush
A love which gives a sublime love a gentle push
A love which has Divine grace for its success.
A love which dies not,
A love which broadens its base without bias
A love which gives synergy to us all.
A love which cares not for caste, color or creed
A love which excels in every way we feel
A love which kindles trust amongst soul-mates.
A love which is eternal and magical
A love which is not theatrical
A love which is God sent and not mechanical.
A love which asks nothing in return
A love which burns all suspicions in turn
A love where differences get resolved on the basis of trust.
A love which cares not, even if the ultimate result is supreme sacrifice
A love which showers only fragrance
A love which emanates from our inner self.
A love which remains unaffected as time passes doubtlessly
A love wherein even slippery time puts its indelible stamp of its immortality
A love we would like to quote for its sacredness oftenly.
Thus cleansing the polluted air around,
Spreading goodwill for all without doubt
Suffering pain for the love-mate without even a slightest moan.
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 love 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.
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 Valentinus 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 VALETINE to bid final adieu.
For expression of love for our soul-mate, it is a important that we fulfill all the ingredients which are needed. such as; our intention and attention that we pay in expression of our sincere love, synergy in that love, 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 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 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 the 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 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 indelible impression of friendship.
(h) We should forget and forgive each others mistakes which may creep in sometimes.
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.