Sunday, February 21, 2010

83.Language of love

Three stray dogs- I found them huddled together near a middle-aged lady from my colony early in the morning.The lady had given them three different names and they were responding to her calls.She was talking to them in Bangla and they were behaving as if they understood everything.There was a palpable bond among them that was much beyond any language.Love and kindness need no words to express themselves.

The lady was not feeding the dogs.They had come to her not for food,but for love. All living beings crave for love. Food helps them survive, but love helps them live.

Grown up human beings do not seem to be as intelligent as dogs in identifying love. A baby does not understand a language, but that is not a barrier to identifying love.All the time, he insists on going to his mother who loves him the most.Even if the mother slaps him, his faith remains unshaken.He knows that the love is permanent, the anger transient.

As the baby grows up, he starts losing his ability to identify love. Anyone can use sweet words and convince him of love.If someone truly loves him, but is not articulate enough, he fails to understand the feeling. An articulate person can make him a fool for years together.It seems that his acquired dependence on language blunts his ability to recognise true feelings.

Dogs do not seem to have any such problem. Whatever their age, they seem to be quick in detecting love and kindness. They are lucky that they are not trained in any language.

4 comments:

Rajesh said...

Beautiful post. True love has no barriers and conditions.

BK Chowla, said...

Very thought provoking.
How true, love has no language barrier but humans are far from such understanding

Deepak Acharya said...

wonderful post :) Each and every word of this post is invaluable.

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