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Essence of Love

29 Jun

“Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence. Perhaps it will seem to you that the sunshine is brighter and that everything has a new charm. At least, I believe this is always the result of a deep love, and it is a beautiful thing. And I believe people who think love prevents one from thinking clearly are wrong; for then one thinks very clearly and is more active than before. And love is something eternal – the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and it was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and in that way, one is more fit for one’s work.”

~Vincent van Gogh

The Radha-Krishna amour is a love legend of all times. It’s indeed hard to miss the many legends and paintings illustrating Krishna’s love affairs, of which the Radha-Krishna affair is the most memorable. Krishna’s relationship with Radha, his favorite among the ‘gopis’ (cow-herding maidens), has served as a model for male and female love in a variety of art forms. Krishna’s youthful dalliances with the ‘gopis’ are interpreted as symbolic of the loving interplay between God and the human soul. Radha’s utterly rapturous love for Krishna and their relationship is often interpreted as the quest for union with the divine.                  (Courtesy : Hinduism.about.com)

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8 Comments

Posted by on 29/06/2008 in Eternal, Life, Love, Love & passion

 

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8 responses to “Essence of Love

  1. Teena in Toronto

    30/06/2008 at 11:23 PM

    Happy blogoversary!

     
  2. m anil

    01/07/2008 at 8:15 PM

    Hi Teena,
    Thanks a lot for your wish for the blogoversary. One year passed. I am amazed to see that the blog is blessed by 25k+ readers like you. Keep visiting. Thanks again.
    Anil

     
  3. Trisha

    05/11/2008 at 12:52 AM

    I ws just passing by and saw this picture.
    Where did you get it? The relationship between Radhe and Krishna is divine, and putting such a pic and such comments will be misinterpretated by viewers, and u said it’s a legend, but it’s not. It’s not a legend. you cannot say that. It’s controversial to the shastras.

     
    • Anil m

      27/01/2010 at 8:21 PM

      I have removed that picture.

       
  4. drbmsharma

    24/11/2008 at 10:19 PM

    i came at this site for seeing the photographs of Lord Krishna with His Beloved.
    me in journey of exploring love.

     
  5. bhupinder

    06/03/2009 at 2:45 PM

    great painting….

     
  6. Lino Althaner

    11/08/2014 at 1:22 PM

    I liked this post very much. The painting, the commentary, the quote by van Gogh, perfect.

     
    • Anil Cm

      11/08/2014 at 10:07 PM

      Thank you so much for your stopping by and leaving a very inspiring comment on the post. Its my pleasure that you liked it !

       

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