Volume 7 - Issue 12
December 2009
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WHO CAN UNDERSTAND LOVE?


Once upon a time there was an island where all the feelings lived. Happiness, sadness, knowledge and all the others, including love.

One day it was announced to all of the feelings that the island was going to sink to the bottom of the ocean. So, all the feelings prepared their boats to leave to a safer location.

Love was the only one that stayed. She wanted to preserve that little paradise until the last possible moment. When the island was almost totally under, love decided it was time to leave. 

 
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She began looking for someone to ask for help. Just then Richness was passing by in a grand boat. Love asked, "Richness, can I come with you on your boat?"

Richness answered, "I'm sorry, there is a lot of silver and gold on my boat and there would be no room for you anywhere."

Then Love decided to ask Vanity for help who was passing in a beautiful vessel. Love cried out, "Vanity, help me please."

 "I can't help you,” Vanity said, "You are all wet and will damage my beautiful boat." 

Next, Love saw Sadness passing by. Love said, "Sadness, please let me go with you." Sadness answered, "Love, I'm sorry but I just need to be alone now."

Then, Love saw Happiness. Seeing a ray of hope, Love cried out, "Happiness, please take me with you." But Happiness was so overjoyed that he didn't hear Love calling out to him.

Love began to cry. Then she heard a voice say, "Come Love, I will take you with me." It was an elder. Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that she forgot to ask the elder his name. When they arrived on land the elder went on his way. Love realized how much she owed the elder.

“Time is God”. If there is anybody who understands our Love always in the right manner, it is God. But we have to be patient, for God always chooses the best time to respond to our Love, as God is nothing but Love.

Love then found Knowledge and asked him who the elder was. "It was Time," Knowledge answered. "But why did Time help me when no one else would?" asked Love. Knowledge smiled and with deep wisdom and sincerity, answered, "Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is."

Bhagavan Baba says, “Time is God”. If there is anybody who understands our Love always in the right manner, it is God. But we have to be patient, for God always chooses the best time to respond to our Love, as God is nothing but Love.


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    - Heart2Heart Team  

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