Deep love somehow expects you to giveup something for it ... It's almost like the beloved is measuring the love by how much or how little you can give up ... Parents expect you to give up something .. people close to you expect you to give up something else .. friends expect you to give up some thing .. even God wants you to give up the whole world for Him. If he loves you less he gives you less to give up for him, but for his favourite devotees, he gives them all the riches in the world, for them to give up and go to him ...
What's with this giving up ? Is it good for the soul? Like fasting ... Does it mean that the more you can give up the more you love. or vice versa .. People go to Kashi and give up their favourite food .. Is Vishwanatha more pleased ? If I give up two or three favourite foods will I achieve immortality faster ? Do people get a sort of gratification by giving up stuff .. Like, look lord I love you so much I gave up brinjal for you. Look lord, I love you so much, I gave up mangoes for you. What an ego boost ! What do these people do when they want some mangoes? Do they never ever want mangoes ever again in their lives ? Do they fear punishment from God if they eat mangoes ? Do they love God just as much after giving up ?
Can I forgive a God that made me, made these wonderful things, made me want them, and finally somehow put the thought in my mind that I should give it up. Do I love you lord as much after all this ?
Giving up and not giving up should not determine whether people stay or dont stay. So long as people stay no matter what, the battles for giving up things for each other or not giving up things for each other make life a little spicy. Thats my take on giving up things for love. About God, I have no idea.
:) sometimes a bit too spicy to handle ... about God I have no idea too ... waiting for him to answer :)
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