PARABLES OF RAMA | CHAPTER IX | 059 | RAMA राम
|| INTENSITY OF LOVE | MAJNUN'S REPLY TO GOD ||
There was a person called Majnun , a great lover . Nobody ever loved as Majnun did , but this love was for the personality , the body of the beloved , and it was thus that Majnun could not see .
This poor Majnun did not possess the secret , yet was the ideal lover of the whole world . Majnun became crazy and went mad with great disappointment , and left the parent's house , roaming about in the forest .
Upon seeing a rose , Majnun would rush to it thinking it to be the beloved one ; the cypress tree was kissed thinking it to be the beloved one ; coming up to a deer , Majnun thought it to be the beloved one . That was the feeling , having transformed these little bodies into the body of the beloved one , seeing that everywhere .
The object of love was material and there was suffering through it . Poor Majnun knew not where to find true Happiness or GOD . Blessed is one who realizes the Truth like that Majnun , who realized the beloved one in the trees , in the animals and in the flowers .
Majnun at last fell senseless in the forest , and the searching parent came upon the spot , picked up the poor youth , wiped the face and said ,
" O my beloved child , do you recognise me ? "
Majnun was staring vacantly , and looked and looked , but to Majnun there was nothing left in the universe . Majnun's whole frame was saying
" What is parent , what is parent ? "
The parent said ,
" My beloved child ! I am your parent , do you not recognize me ? "
Majnun said , " What is parent ! "
Meaning — is there anything in this world but my beloved one ?
So long as still alive , Majnun could not see the beloved one . But Majnun was brought into the presence of GOD , and GOD said ,
" O fool , why did you love so much a material , a worldly object ? Had you loved Me with a millionth part of the intensity of love which you wasted upon your beloved one , I would have made you the Archangel of Heaven . "
It is related that Majnun answered GOD in this way :
" O GOD , I excuse You for this ; but , if You were really so anxious to be loved by me , why did You not come as my beloved one ? If You had the desire to be worshipped You should have become the object , the beloved one . "
You must have the same intense love of Truth . You must love your Atman ; you must think It , the Beloved One . Love It ; feel , feel It , as Majnun did , and nothing else must come to you except It be presented to you as the Beloved Truth . You must see the Beloved Divinity in It , nothing else .
Realization means the same love of Truth as Majnun had for the material object , for the flesh and skin .
When you rise to that height of Divine love , when you rise to such a degree that in your parent , in everybody you see nothing but GOD , when you see in the spouse no spouse but the Beloved One , GOD ; then , indeed you do become GOD ; then , indeed you are in the presence of GOD .
MORAL : Intensity of love means forgetfulness of everything else except the Beloved One . Such intensity of love with Divinity of Truth leads to Self realization .
SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.ORG