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The ten offenses to Love -

Jagat - Tue, 07 Dec 2004 15:29:58 +0530
If Radha is Love, all love her shadow,
no love can be any other.
So the first great sin against love, my friends,
is not to love the lover.

There is but one object of love
for Love loves no one but Him.
Confused by his many names and forms,
we commit the second great sin.
Jagat - Tue, 07 Dec 2004 18:53:57 +0530
Don’t despise him who teaches you love spells,
or takes you to the trysting place,
or the one who turns your head with wine--
to do so is the third disgrace.
Jagat - Tue, 07 Dec 2004 19:02:48 +0530
All revelation leads to Love,
so don’t despise the lover’s song,
nor his poems, nor his books of rules,
to do so is the fourth great wrong.
Jagat - Wed, 08 Dec 2004 19:57:14 +0530
The fifth is to think they exaggerate
when they say Love conquers all.
Creation comes from Love, in Love it lives,
and into Love shall be recalled.

The sixth sin is to distort love's meaning,
Its essence not the Divine Yugal.
Love is not amorphous, never divorced
From people and the personal.

Augustine said, “Love and do what you will!”
How easy ‘tis to make the claim
That love justifies whatever we do :
Ne'er do evil in love’s name.
Kamala - Sun, 09 Jan 2005 04:15:41 +0530
Is there more (8, 9 & 10)? smile.gif
Jagat - Sun, 09 Jan 2005 10:56:36 +0530
Thanks for reminding me. My creativity was fizzling out. The first few went well. I'll try to work the last three out.