Always new


Paulo Coelho’s book, By the river Piedra I sat down and wept, puts up a fact-

“But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence.  …… We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.

And the relatable Sufi expression sounds like

इक मस्त ए नज़र ने छेड़ा है,
अब दर्द ए जिगर का क्या होगा।
जो ज़ख्म बना हो मरहम से,
उस ज़ख्म का मरहम क्या होगा।
यह दिल की लगी कोई खेल नहीं,
इस आग का बुझना मुश्किल है।
जो आग लगाई हो आंसुओं ने,
उस आग का हश्र फिर क्या होगा।

It is the 21st Feast day of Mother Teresa today and so I quote her words here (said to her spiritual director)-

“Father, I wanted to tell you – how my soul longs for God – for Him alone… – Can you explain to me – when you have time- how to grow in the “deep personal union of the human heart with the heart of Christ.” From childhood the Heart of Jesus has been my first love.”

– (Come be My Light, Ch 11)

A relatable audio clip- 

– Extracted from Meerabai Serial (Episode 7)


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