Love and Sacrifice

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Love has a way of giving Man courage to do anything that is required of him on its path. When one is in Love every object seems to hold the reflection of one’s Beloved, every thought in one’s mind give birth to new possibilities and every action signifies a closer acquaintance with Love. This reflection, new possibilities and closer acquaintance leads Man towards the highest degree of Love, teaching him the traditions of Selflessness and Sacrifice.







Sacrificing one’s most dear thing can leave ever lasting impressions on one’s psyche. High degree of patience and zeal is needed for this act, without which it becomes impossible to carry out any form of Sacrifice.






We usually consider ourselves master of the things we have. At times it turns out to be the reverse. Soon after we take something in our possession, it starts influencing our thoughts and take control of our psyche. We can not think of ourselves living without that article. Only then we realize that we are no longer the masters but are being mastered by our possessions.






The tradition of Sacrifice can help us in this respect. Energy of Love gives us strength to practice control over our Self and the souls of our possessions too. Giving something away, without getting any personal benefit in return, results in a proportionate mixture of feelings consisting of Power and Humbleness. Power because we consider ourselves to have the ability to give away something hence has control over it, and humbleness because what we possess is not ours any longer.






Sacrifice can be for many causes. It can be for the Love of God, for the prosperity of one’s Nation or even for the nourishment of one’s own soul. Whatever is the reason to sacrifice something Love is the driving force behind it and Love is the end result of this practice. Love and Sacrifice go hand in hand. So if you Love anything or anyone never hesitate to sacrifice your most precious and valuable possessions for the sake of your Love.




On this note a very Happy Eid to all of you out there. May God bless us!

7 comments:

Akhtar Wasim Dar said...

I liked the strength of character with which the issue of sacrifice is dealt and it is so beautifully correlated with love that it conveys the transcendent and hidden meanings of both.

Connie L. Nash said...

Humanity as a whole has yet to plumb the depths of sacrifice and what this truly means and you are reminding us here at RR in so many ways what your spirituality and tradition have to offer. I learn new fresh insights each time I come here...

YES and a GLAD, FULFILLING EID to all!

Connie L. Nash said...

Let me add I was struck in a special way by this statement: "When one is in Love every object seems to hold the reflection of one’s Beloved" - this is so true for me yet it has taken me many more years than you to discover.

I also am now influenced anew by your understanding about how GIVING up/away and letting go can give us both POWER and HUMILITY and what Power and Humility this is - unlike any other.

Your words here strike me much as the revised RR...have you seen this post, Khurram Ali Shafique Sahib? :)

Thinking said...

hmm...very true and enthusiastic post....Namrah.

I always like the way you construct your post with good choosen words and beautifully arranged sentences...

Each seems to be on its exact place....

Sacrifies...makes us human...and give us sense of ailment...which is the most essential part of human heart...hmm...

Nice post...thanks !

Namrah Mahmood said...

@Akhtar
Thanks, and your own understanding and description of Love is so clearly expressed in your writings and it has always helped me in my understanding of the topic! Thanks for giving the post a read!

Namrah Mahmood said...

@Connie
I completely agree with u that "Humanity as a whole has yet to plumb the depths of sacrifice and what this truly means".

Time has yet to reveal unto us a large spectrum of the small ray of light visible to us right now!

And what always amaze and inspire me is the similarity in the experiences of all of us... It strengthens my beliefs on my own words... Thanks for reading the post and for ur lovely comments! :)

Namrah Mahmood said...

@Thinking
Your words on sacrifice are so eloquently put and defines it completely in a few words...
This amazing style of yours, of using the simplest words to present a complete picture of the scenario, always inspires me.
Thanks for your presence here!

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