We are all searching for that perfect lover, soul mate or companion who will complete us forever. There is a deep longing within all of us to meet that perfect someone who will be the answer to all our problems, who will understand us like nobody else does and will be there with us through all our highs and lows in life.
If you look at myriad cultures from across the world, all their literature, music and poetry is centered on the most beautiful emotion of love. A deep longing for true love seems to be tying everyone together. So, where is this true friend or companion? People are searching everywhere, but nobody has really found that everlasting love. In the modern culture, a person meets someone and thinks he or she has found love. But a few days later the same person says, “The love has lost its magic”. This means they never really found love in the first place because ‘True Love’ cannot ever lose its magic. It is ever-growing, everlasting and ever-fresh.
The Vedas interestingly explain the reason behind our search for true love. They say that we are divine souls and it is our intrinsic nature to long for divine love. The nature of divine love is such that it is eternal and ever-increasing. Hence, even though material love will fleetingly create impressions that we have found love, the restlessness in the heart will not cease until it receives divine love.
And how will we receive that divine love? Rumi, the famous Persian poet explains it:
“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
Our true love is seated in our heart and we are searching for it everywhere in the world. The material energy has made us forget our original and eternal relationship with God who alone is our true companion and well- wisher.
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in his keertan, ‘Tu Hi Tu Hi Tu Hi To Hai Mera Nandanandana’ says,
O Nandnandan (Krishna)! You alone are mine, and I am also one of yours.
You alone are my Master, and you alone are my Friend.
You alone are my Son, and you alone are my Beloved.
Thus, we will find our true love in God alone. There is nothing wrong with our present search for true love; we are only searching in the wrong places and people. Through the simple process of ‘bhakti’ we can divert our longing for true love in the right direction, I.e. God. That fortunate soul who engages in bhakti experiences a deep fulfillment in the heart. When with the grace of the spiritual master, divine love of God begins to enter the heart; the soul realizes that this love was all that it was searching for.