Saturday, January 11, 2003

Really Love & Hate

I think a problem with parental love is that sometimes parents really love and really hate. What do I mean by that? Sometimes parents love their children to the extent of clinging- this is really loving (in contrast to truly loving unconditionally). And at other times, they sometimes hate their children to the extent of inflicting physical punishment- this is really hating. But parents being parents, in most cases, despite having a real love-hate relationship with their children, the love is more, though unfortunate- since it is of the clinging nature- it can be so apparently unconditional... till the day the children break their hearts. In Samsara, even the unenlightened love closest to true love is afterall, not enlightened love. I write this not to discredit the greatness of parental love, but to warn of the greatness of the suffering we can give our parents when we are unfilial. JoinMailingList4LatestUpdates/Reply

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