Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Love Can Be Joy

Love can be joy; it's not hurting always only. There is a mystical joy, a mystical form of love that you can discover even in pain. This pain is not a pain of saying, “Oh, I’m having pain.” For example: ‘Yesterday I went to this place, I hit myself and now I have pain.’ It’s not a physical pain and it’s not an emotional pain that you create with your mind, saying,“Yes, I want to be painful today”. Pain of love is so intense.

- Swami Vishwananda -

The Saints know about it. Their hearts pain to be with the Divine. They cry for it. Read the life of St. Francis. Do you know how much he was crying always? But it does not have to be intensive always like that. Right now we are talking about the pain of love, but St. Francis also had great joy. This sensitivity can manifest itself also as being painful. It's not really painful, but it’s a longing for the Beloved One.

1 comment:

Tarun said...

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

at first i would like to say to Aditya and Kaliyani:

"A Wonderful Journey and
A Wonderful Wedding in the USA"

All the best and good luck !

Love from Steffenshof (:-) to all !
(hope to see You soon).