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Posted February 17, 2012
"Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds..." In Sonnet CXVI Shakespeare told us what true love is, but he didn't tell us HOW to get it. Eknath Easwaran, renowned spiritual teacher and founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, in this touching, compassionate, and often witty e-essay, tells us how. Practice! Daily practice of specific spiritual tools and techniques. One of these is putting our partners first at every opportunity we get during the day, overlooking his/her faults, forgiving, letting go and moving on...to the next opportunity! Hard enough, indeed, for most of us. But gradually, over time, says Easwaran, we begin to see that this is a spiritual dynamic, a spiritual law like any law of physics. Love begins to fill our consciousnss, grows deeper daily, a win-win situation as we see that making others happy makes us happy too. Not only that, but also, he tells us, in perhaps the most astounding statement in the essay as he strikes out of the traditional marriage vows "till death do us part" and assures us, instead, that this kind of love, learned over years of hard work and practice, goes beyond death and becomes etched in eternity. "Love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle's compass come, love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out to the very edge of doom." Nodding in agreement to Shakespeare's tribute to true love, Easwaran does the Bard one better by giving us the road map to it.
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Posted January 31, 2012
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