- And finally he decided to send his old parents to the old age home. It was difficult for him to deal with them.
- Both were good friends since school days. But now one of them is a business magnate and the other one is just having a simple job in an office. It became difficult to sustain the friendship. Now they rarely meet. It’s verily said that friendship is possible only among the equals.
- 2 brothers lived together, played together and studied together. But now they are not living together. It’s practically impossible. As they have to realize their independent dreams, they live independently. Also today they cannot tolerate each other.
We might have heard or even witnessed these events in our lives many times. Relationship of this world does not last long. Unfortunately most of the relationship is based on the philosophy of “What is there for me in it?” Selfless relationship has become like an endangered species. Few years back love of a mother for her child was considered to be selfless. But this has also changed. Today’s mother does not hesitate to murder her child in her womb by undergoing abortion. And if somehow the child is born then some mother consider him to be a burden. Relationship between a husband and wife are more at physical level than at emotional level these days.
This is why today’s major diseases are loneliness and depression. In our journey we may achieve many things which are material. But these material things will not have much value. The most invaluable gift is the relationship. And the relationship can only be possible if it is centered on God.
If we just have a glimpse of our rich Vedic heritage we will find innumerable examples of selfless love and loving relationship.
- Shravan Kumar is championed as an ideal son who dedicated his life taking care of his old and blind parents.
- Bharat had the opportunity to become king of Ayodhya. But he refused because he wanted his elder brother Lord Rama to be the king.
- Lord Krishna and Sudama were great friends. Although Krishna had become the king of Dwarka but still he never forgot Sudama. The moment he heard that Sudama had come to his door, he rushed to meet him and embrace him.
- Love of mother Yasoda for Krishna is well known. Such loving reciprocation between a mother and her child is even sung today.
Happiness is in sharing. Joy is in giving. Life is in loving. We can love all if we understand that every one of us is children of one Supreme Father, God. Let us try to rebuild our society based on the wisdom of Vedic literatures. It will open the door of endless love and never – ending happiness.