It’s a fine evening in this part of the world and I have an urge to write something down. Of late my concentration and patience have been wavering, and it’s not good news for me.
I have managed to fall in love lately, not for the first time. Yeah, I know, there are folks who believe it should happen only once, but sorry people, I find it hard not to care about and love more than one person in my insignificant life.
But let’s leave all that. Can you tell me what love is? [Oh God here he goes again with that boring age-old question.] No seriously. Why are we attracted so much by it? Why does this particular emotion eventually become a necessity for us, like a survival kit when you are lost in the jungles of Lifeland? Why does it have to stand in life as the inevitable thing you have to experience sometime in your life? And why is it so strong? They call humans selfish creatures, those humans. Why then can we find no better way to relieve our minds than to love someone?
Listen, reader. I don’t know what kind of person you are or how much you believe in reason and logic and purpose and all, but let me tell you, after a certain level, the higher questions are answered by intuition and emotion, and not by intelligence and deduction. Because that’s the world up there. The world of reason and logic and justification is just a creation, a product of that world.
I am not saying dump reason. It is the only path to reach the stage where you have to acknowledge the reign of the non-reason over the reason, of the intuition over the intelligence. They are like the a for apple, b for bat which wasn’t comprehensible or self-explanatory or even meaningful in themselves, but they were the stuff that let us move on to bigger things in English and let us look back at it and justify its significance. So is reason and logic the staircase to the true language of the universe. And just like the rules of English, there are well-defined rules and logic in that language too, but just as the kid learning a for apple won’t understand the rules of grammar, so are we oblivious of them. But they are there, friend. The language that pervades all and breathes in every element, the language that the universe is written in. It cannot be captured in pen and paper or any other human media. In fact, the only medium that can perceive and speak that language is the language of thoughts, and that too not our confined, practical thoughts. Free your mind and you shall speak it.
When ripples of the higher world reach our world (actually they are the fibre of our world. I’m talking about the times when the language presents itself more nakedly) we are overwhelmed. Reason is drowned out in the flood of emotions that engulfs us. We do not understand what it is; we do not try to break it down with our clumsy reason because it is much, much higher than our reason. We can only feel its presence and we just let ourselves drown in the language. Do you know what I am talking about? Yes, love.
Don’t question it like I just did. The answer cannot be written down in paper. It cannot be spoken out loud in any human language. In fact, it cannot be comprehended by human thought snuggling up in its womb of a lifetime of imposed and enforced flimsy reason. You can only feel it.
And when you do, you are speaking in the same language as God.