A blind girl was quite happy in her love but her only desire was that she should be able to see her boyfriend–the one who to her must be very generous and considerate as to love a blind and helpless girl. One day, when the boy proposed, she said that she wanted to marry him of course, but before that she wanted to see the world with her own eyes.
A few days later, the boy gave her the exciting news that someone had agreed to donate his eyes to her. The operation was successful and a few days later when she could see, she phoned her boyfriend to meet her in the hospital. But what was this? The girl was shocked to find that the boy could not see. O my God, how could she live with a blind man? She simply told him that he should forget the idea of marrying her. Quite disappointed, the boy left silently. She thanked her stars that at long last she was saved from the life-long company of a blind person little realising that it was this boyfriend who had donated his eyes so that she could see.
We often sing praises of true love, but how should one judge that the love being offered or received is true, sincere or not? How can one decide whether some relation is merely an attachment, temporary and for some selfish reason or it is a true emotion of togetherness and sacrifice? I am reminded of another incident.
It is love which asks no questions, which doubts no emotions, which seeks no returns, but which stands for service, acceptance and sacrifice. That is why I often say that love is beyond words and cannot be captured within the limited grasp of our human languages.
A person with a wounded hand entered doctor’s clinic and insisted that the doctor should first attend to his wound immediately. Thinking that the man must be in a hurry, he dressed his wound. But the next day and on the third and fourth day also the person forced the doctor to dress his wound on priority. While the doctor was dressing his wound, he asked him, “Why are you daily in such a hurry?”
“Doctor, my wife is in the hospital and I have to carry her breakfast.”
Doctor felt impressed with his sense of duty and love for his wife. He said, “But why such a hurry? What difference would it make if the breakfast was late by just 10-15 minutes?”
“Doctor, she has liked hot meals all her life.”
“She must be lucky to find you as so dutiful husband. She must be thankful for what you do for her.”
“She does not know all this.”
“What do you mean? Is she unconscious or what?”
“No doctor, she has lost her memory and does not remember that I am her husband.”
“Then why do you make such a fuss to serve her?”
“Doctor, she does not know that I am her husband, but I know that she is my wife. And there it ends.”
What should we say why this person is serving his wife, who even fails to recognise him? Is his love and sincerity for her selfish in nature and for some ulterior motive? It is love which asks no questions, which doubts no emotions, which seeks no returns, but which stands for service, acceptance and sacrifice. That is why I often say that love is beyond words and cannot be captured within the limited grasp of our human languages.
Love is love, just love and nothing else.
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