'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

MenoPremed for Prayer

àemn!
Preman - affection, fondness, joy, kindness, tender regard

Love - with the capital 'ell' - is the Universal Love, unconditional, unselfish, unstinting. It seeks no reward, no kudos, has no expectation of receipt. Preman is Pure Love and even in the worldly plain, holds no strings, makes no demands, states no ownership and is a bottomless well of compassion, affection and kindness.

To apply prem in our daily life, we need to be secure within ourselves and clear about our understanding of Love of the capital variety. It is a commodity which is often taken for granted. The mistake is to think it abundant. It is certainly freely available, but the ability to tap into it and work with it and live it… well, that takes some doing.

Even the noblest of people can get lost in the myriad other connotations of love - seriously, check out that list, love in all forms but the Universal. The love which permeates the world in all sorts of guises and which can as often be nothing more than lust, jealousy, anger, greed and so on, all dressed up with a cherry on top to fool the unsuspecting and the needy.

Needy, yes. We all of us, every single one of us, wish to be loved - but what that is to us is as individual as ourselves. There is the expectation of something coming our way - even among the most giving of us. Indeed, almost certainly we all know of at least one person about whom it is said 'they have such love to give' but who seek attention through that love, or control, or drama… indeed 'love' is the most abundant emotion we have available to us and yet it is the most abused, misused and discarded.

In fact, for many, the idea that a Love which makes no request of them, which has no expectation that they can return it, is as alien as the atmosphere of Venus. They have learned that there is always a cost, a charge, for love and they expect to pay it. They can be suspicious of motives, be greatly in fear of it, and seek to second-guess the bearer of Love.

So demeaning has been the experience of love, by some, so sceptical have they become, that there is a refusal to believe such an Unadulterated Love can exist. This is beyond sad.

Those of us who can, who have seen, felt and experienced the capital 'ell' Love have a duty to vibrate and spread it to the world. In thoughts, words or deeds, whichever is appropriate and of which we are capable.


There is room, though, to ask the Parent to listen, to cry in His Ear...


It is my Prayer, that all can come into the embrace of Prem, that all will feel its healing and be lifted.

20 comments:

  1. YaYa this is by far my favorite post in the A-Z challenge. Thank you for continuing to share your writing and thoughts.
    Hugs HiC

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    1. Hari OM
      Thank you, dear friend of the etherwaves, for being a constant supporter. Yxx

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  2. Our pawrents sung that song every Sunday when they went to the other church. Mom says she missed singing and hearing it even though she says her faith is complicated these days.

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    1. Hari OM
      Doodz... you let mum know that the prayer is not attached to the institution - only to the heart which sings it...

      So lovely to have you drop by - miss ya heaps!!! Yxx

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  3. All of your posts are so powerful and meaningful, but this one touches our soul deeply.

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      ((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))) Yxx

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  4. This post is deeply meaningful. Capital "ELL" love is what makes the world go around. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about it.

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      ****************************xxxxxxxxooooooooxxxxxxxx********************* Yxx

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  5. I never thought there was right or wrong way to prayer. Long as heart and soul is intune.
    It will be fine...Bless it be

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  6. The hymn is beautiful! Thanks for the clip.

    My mum once said to me, on hearing the Muslim prayer call, that all religious music is a prayer and heart lifting whether the listener understands the words or not.

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      The call is the call, no words required... Yxx

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  7. Wonderful post - I like how you define love with a capital "L" - it ties in with the love of 1Corinthians 13. And prayer is so important too - the connection with God and his goodness and his overarching view of our world is what we all need.

    Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
    P for Practice makes Perfect

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  8. Enjoyed your post this morning and it gives me something to reflect on today. The music is beautiful. Thank you for including it. It is a lovely way to begin the day.

    Ann
    https://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/2018/04/hobbies-that-begin-with-p-blogging-from.html

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  9. Beautiful post and oh so beautiful song. the love you describe here is much like what daddy preached in his sermons, agape love, as in goodwill, benevolence and selfless love. unlike our love of each other that is more selfish. I like what bose said about hearing the Muslim prayers. i have heard prayers in other languages and religions that even though i could not understand the words i could still FEEL the prayers

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    1. Hari OM
      Yes, Sandra - and the word for that feeling in Sanskrit (well two actually) is bhakti bhaavana; to be filled to overflowing with devotion. Which, I am certain, is what your dear daddy was telling! Yxx

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  10. Beautiful post. It touched my heart. It made me think of all the beautiful people I know who have the power to love unconditionally. My grandmother was definitely one of them :)

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  11. Enjoyed reading the connotations of love with capital L.I think the pure unadulterated feelings of love do exist. My parents had that unconditional love for me. My grandparents too showed that exalted state of love towards us.

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      Without question it does exist - or one could not write about it! To experience is a most wonderful thing and we are blessed if we do. Yxx

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  12. I try hard to live this. It can be difficult.

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