I am blessed enough to be in the acquaintance of many benevolent entities who give their all to be kind and understanding – loving even – to anyone that they meet. I know people who will answer questions with much care and patience no matter how frequently they come, no matter how they tend to overlap with previous questions, and, speaking of the friends who are also walking the path of Sanatana Dharma, no matter how long it seemed it took for me to “grasp” certain concepts.
They are kind people. But it is said that along the path, one can take a number of swings at the wall blocking one from and Knowledge of Self. Then suddenly it falls down. That is why one can be born into a totally natural, mundane life, but through continuous knocking, one can become liberated all at once. So though, as I said, my friends may very well simply be very kind, generous people, it makes me wonder about befriending a liberated soul.
A liberated soul HAS TO be kind and loving to everyone, don’t they? It’s a form of determinism, innit? I mean they don’t HAVE TO, I guess, but if one is truly liberated and sees no difference between one form and another, sees them each as equal in their Brahmanity, to coin a phrase, then they would be kind and loving to everyone. They would choose to. They wouldn’t HAVE TO do anything. But the Inner Light would shine so bright that they would be compelled to.
Disregarding the love of a parent – that is another discussion, I think – what does it mean, to receive this type of kindness from such a person? They are going to love you no matter what you do. You haven’t “earned it”. You haven’t any quality which makes them love you. They just do. Many a time I have seen how people, who seem to be friendly and caring to everyone, are shunned, their love losing its value to its receiver. They are distrusted. The value of their love is overlooked.
Do we humans have some desire to be loved based on our own qualities that we alone possess? Is the desire to be loved, or even just befriended, an ego-driven desire? Is this desire so strong that it would change how we felt about the accomplishment if we were aware that the love was in fact entirely unconditional in every sense of the word possible?
Just a (series of) question(s).
But obviously this is the best kind of love, the entirely unconditional. And acceptance of it is the highest form of acceptance of love, because it shows that you do not, as I said above, need to be loved based on your own qualities and attributes.
That’s all I’ve got for now.
Jai Hari Aum!