If there is anything in this universe that cannot be defined, it is love. If you can describe love, then it is far from the truth. You give flowers, you hug, you prostrate, you offer but still something remains unexpressed.
Once Rama asked Hanuman- 'Tell me how much you love me?' Hanuman said, "My Lord, I cannot express my love for you, you want to see? I will tear open my heart and show you".
Even if for your whole life you try to express how deep your love is, you cannot express it fully. You can only find a little expression, just a glimpse of it.
There are three types of love: satvik, rajsik and tamsik. Satvik love is that which does not expect anything in return. Rajsik love is the love combined with feverishness and a desire to get something back. Tamsik love is just to destroy things. But Divine love is free from all these three.
Worldly love can be like an ocean, yet even an ocean has a bottom. Divine love is like the sky which is limitless, infinite. From the bottom of the ocean, soar into the vast sky. When you love somebody, what do you love in them? Do you love their qualities, attributes or the person?
Often love diminishes. A child loves its mother and as the child gets older, the love for the mother recedes as the focus is now on friends, then spouse and then children. Divine love, however, grows every moment...
You can never be bored being with a wise person, a saint. Every day you spend, you feel the depth is getting even more. Every moment you spent with a saint you feel the relationship is growing deeper and deeper. This kind of love never breaks down; it never diminishes. Divine love is so refined and so subtle, it cannot be expressed; it can only be experienced.
Mysteries cannot be understood; they cannot be explained, but can be lived. 'Sukshmataram Anubhavarupam', it's a form of experience. You can live it, you can be it, you can shed tears of gratitude, but you cannot express it. You cannot fully share it with anyone.
This love is so unconditional; it does not depend on the behaviour of the other person. It does not depend on the attributes of the other person. Does not depend upon what they do to you and what they don't do to you. You are in love because you can't be but in love. You have no choice as it is your very nature. Like the sun has no other choice than just shine. The sun is anyway shining beyond the clouds. Nothing can stop the sun from shining. Even when an eclipse happens, those shadows are so far away from the sun. It does not touch the sun. Similarly, all the seeming disturbances in love, in your life, do not take away your nature, which is pure love, unconditional love.
The ability to receive genuine love comes with the ability to give love. That's why often you do not know how to respond when someone shows a lot of love. The more you are centred and know by experience that you are love, the more you feel at home with any amount of love expressed in any manner. Deep inside, you know that love is not an emotion; it is your very existence.
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