I feel as if I have drunk a full ocean of love. Yes, love. I have realized that love is not merely a feeling, but it exists in physical form also, same as air exists.
We cannot see air, but it is there. It is necessary for us. We cannot live without air. Sometime, for various reasons, the air becomes polluted. Oxygen is a part of this air around us. And we know what happens if air gets polluted. If air is polluted, it means lack of pure oxygen. If air is polluted, we cannot have proper breath. People, those live constantly in polluted environment, face many health problems, for example asthma, lung cancer etc. We cannot see oxygen, but it exists. If we do not get sufficient oxygen, we face physical problems.
Similarly, we cannot see love in a physical form. But it exists. I have felt that love too, like oxygen or air, is there all around us. The entire universe is made of love. We need love to live happily, to live spiritually. Unfortunately, sometime we do not get proper love. We do not get enough love. Sometime, like oxygen, this love too can be polluted. Polluted air is a big reason of physical health problems; polluted love is a big cause of mental health problems, a big cause of spiritual health problems.
We have heard stories of a few dictators. Their life-stories tell us that they did not get enough love in their life. They did not get proper love in their life. Even if they did, this love was POLLUTED. Lack of love turned them into dictators, at last. Insufficient love or polluted love made them cruel. Polluted love caused mental and spiritual health problems to these unfortunate persons. Unnecessary anger, lust, cruelty, feeling of revenge, greed, hunger for power, sadistic nature and ego etc are mental and spiritual health deceases. And polluted love or lack of love caused all of these mental and spiritual health problems.
But what is POLLUTED love? There could be many answers to this question. But at this moment, I think that CONDITIONAL love is a POLLUTED love. As I said, there could be many answers to this question.
What is conditional love? ‘If you love me, love my dog too; otherwise I will not love you’, it is a condition. ‘Do as I order, otherwise I will not love you’, it is a condition. ‘Embrace my religion, otherwise I do not love you’, it is a condition. ‘Take Khande da Amrit from where I got it, otherwise I do not love you’, it is a condition. ‘I love you, if you do this or that’, it is conditional love. ‘If you love me, only then I love you’ is a conditional love.
True love is unconditional. See how God loves His creation. He loves us, it does not matter we love Him or not. He does not say, “I will love you, only when you love me”. His love is unconditional.
On this point, His worshiper is not different to Him. A worshiper loves everyone. It does not matter to him if all or anyone loves him or not. He cannot stop loving everyone. He loves even his haters.
Love is there around us. God loves me. His creation loves me. Today I went to Rose Garden. I sat near the fountain. I felt as if the fountain was dancing for me. It was, I felt, trying to please me. I had not eaten for 24 hours and roses of different colours were smiling and helping me forget that I was hungry. See how much these lovely flowers love me.
Oh tiny flowers, I love you too. You are too small and still you donate pleasant fragrance to everyone. You are too small and still you make the world so colourful with your lovely existence. I love you, really. I will love you forever, even if you stop loving me. Well, I know you cannot stop to love everyone. You are not so different to the God Almighty.
–Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’