May 25

What’s Love?

I get asked this question a lot … Here are some answers from the people who know, 4 to 8 year old children πŸ™‚

‘When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’

‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’

‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’

‘Love is when my mummy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.’

‘If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,’

‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.’

‘During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared… I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’

‘Love is when Mummy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.’

‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day’

‘When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.’

‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’

‘Love is when Mummy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.’

‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’

‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’

Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.’

Jai Gurudeva!

love

bawa

ps What do you guys think Love is? comment away πŸ™‚

pps My internet was down for a few days, a wire had snapped… and i really wanted to approve all the comments asap… it was almost 2 am when i had my first chance to do that, and i am afraid while sifting thru the spam folder, i may have mistakenly deleted some legitimate comments … Also, there was one person who had posted a link about something negative on the net about Art of Living and few people had commented on that, all those have been deleted. When you visit a site like that, it gets a “hit” and becomes more “popular” on search engines. So, do not visit these sick sites and give them traffic and PLEASE dont post links of these sites on this blog. Many times they post sensational stuff, simply to get hits. And if, by mistake some comment like this slips thru, then make it a point to email me and tell me, so i can delete it asap.

ppss Keep checking the blog after 7 pm Indian time … today or in a few days, you might get a small (nice) surprize πŸ™‚


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95 Responses to “What’s Love?”

  1. Siddharth says:

    So funny! πŸ™‚

    Pyaar dosti hai(quoting SRK from KKHH) : )

    but best is Guruji’s : Love is not an emotion it is your very nature πŸ™‚

    And yes quoting myself : Love is the “feeling” you get after a long Kriya πŸ™‚

  2. bhawana says:

    Love is Guruji πŸ™‚

  3. Pothi says:

    I have always been waiting all the time. I always get some surprize post from you (n dinesh).

    Jai guru dev!

  4. mahika says:

    here are a few more answers ….
    Love is…When someone hurts you… even when you are hurt terribly…you don’t cry because you know it will hurt the person who has hurt you!
    Mathew – 6 years old

    Love is…When an old lady and an old man…are still good friends even though they’ve known one another for a long time
    TOMMY – 6 years old

    Love is… When you go out and offer your potato chips to someone, without waiting for the other person to offer you his!
    CHRISSY 6 years old

    Love is…When you tell someone…something bad about yourself…and you are scared that, that person won’t love you because of what you said…then that person surprises you by loving you even more!
    SAMANTHA – 7 years old

    Love is…GOD could have said magic words to be released from the nails on the cross…but HE didn’t…That is LOVE!
    MAX – 5 years old
    (For sure the best definition of love I have ever heard)

    • Tasha says:

      i cried when i read these two “Love is…When you tell someone…something bad about yourself…and you are scared that, that person won’t love you because of what you said…then that person surprises you by loving you even more” and the ” Love is…When someone hurts you… even when you are hurt terribly…you don’t cry because you know it will hurt the person who has hurt you” they are both too true.
      Love is
      1. When you miss them, before you part.
      2. When you could listen to their voice all night and never get tired of hearing them talking.
      3. When the sound of their name sends shivers down your spine.
      4. When the second you close your eyes, you can feel your heart calling out to them.
      5. When you get butterflies when you’re with them.
      6. When everything about them, even their flaws, make you smile.
      7. When you cant imagine spending the rest of your life with anyone but them.
      8. When the feeling of wanting them leaves, and is replaced by the feeling of needing them.

  5. Jaimin says:

    Love does not always mean sticking to each other at all times, good or bad. “Not being able to stay without the other” is a form of addiction. Love means having the strength to let go of the relationship if it is good for each other. Some relationships limit your ability to be yourself, for various reasons. Sometimes there is lack of a connect. At such times, your love of your own self should motivate you to seek a relationship sphere where you can grow your individuality.

  6. Shruti Kansal says:

    Jgd bau.. Love is unconditional.. no matter how rude I have been to my parents, they still love me.. for me, that’s love.. I understand now..

  7. vishakha says:

    its undefinable…, πŸ™‚

  8. Snigdha says:

    Love is when you see the person whom you love the most in front of you all other things cease to exist. Your whole attention is towards that person….You forget about yourself as well… Your mind becomes blank… You feel like crying but dont know why you are crying or laughing.. πŸ™‚ It happens when I see Guruji…. And love is the feeling which makes you feel special and you get a feeling that something is expanding within you and you feel cherished and taken care of…

  9. Manish says:

    Love… is πŸ™‚

  10. Namita Bohara says:

    Love is when your child comes running to you and give you a hug just for a chocolate, immediately after you have just yelled at him.

    also i have read somewhere ..

    LOVE IN YOUR HEART WASN’T PUT TO STAY,,
    LOVE ISN’T LOVE TILL YOU GIVE IT AWAY

    and of course as guruji says … love is not an emotion its our very existence …

  11. Anshika says:

    “Love is when she cannot pay attention in the class as she is busy writing her first name with his last name.” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    “Love is when you abuse your mom and she still knocks at the door and asks you to have dinner.”

    “Love is when He misses you badly but still keeps you far from his eyes just for you to blossom.”

    Love is simply beyond this world πŸ™‚

    Jai Gurudeva!

    P.S. Just ‘loved’ this post!

  12. Anshika says:

    And this pic is so sweet! πŸ™‚

  13. jaideep says:

    There was this one instance in my life that i said ” I love you ” to a beautiful girl.
    She Gave me a discourse on love given by,the master Sri Sri Ravishankar guruji himself.
    MAN!!!!! After that everything changed.
    LOVE ” IT IS MY VERY EXISTENCE AND I AM MADE UP OF IT”.
    hats off to her πŸ™‚

    love
    jaigurudeva

  14. Anshul says:

    Wow! πŸ™‚
    guru is love!!!
    <3

  15. Anshul says:

    Wow! πŸ™‚
    guru is love!!! luv u guruji n u too bau…
    <3

  16. tanu says:

    bawa πŸ™ missing you and dinesh bhaiya like cwazzyy πŸ™

    love
    tanu

  17. tanu says:

    πŸ™‚ my prev comment had no smiley πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  18. sudha says:

    Dear Bau,

    love is loss of valuable of energy
    Love is Liking of voyage enemies
    Love Parents, Teachers, Guru Country n of course ur enemies even tough they hate u :))
    As GURUJI says Love is not any emotion it is ur very existance
    So love any one n everyone

  19. AdiTyA says:

    “You know you are in love…when everything around you starts making sense(especially the little things which were nonsense before…lol:D)…when you dont care and smile back when people around you degrade you…and o yeah when you feel all bouncy-bouncy and light…with every step you take ‘flight'”

    Jai Guru Dev:)

    p.s: “Follow love and it will flee.
    Flee it, and it follows ye”-Proverb
    πŸ˜€ lol

  20. Abhinand says:

    Wow! Awesome… Especially that Robert Redford one!

  21. Priyanka says:

    *Love is a willingness to do good to someone for no reason even if that fellow doesn’t appreciate it
    *”I love u” doesn’t sound as correct as “I’m in love because of u”
    mmm…waiting for the surprise πŸ™‚
    Jai Gurudev

  22. Kumar simha says:

    all the above comments +Love is the first word i uttered after silence…:0)

  23. Nandini says:

    waiting for the SURPRISE πŸ™‚

  24. Swapnil says:

    Thats so cutely described Bau πŸ™‚
    I especially LOVED this line its so much is true at present
    ‘You really shouldn’t say β€˜I love you’ unless you mean it. BUT IF YOU MEAN IT, YOU SHOULD SAY IT A LOT. PEOPLE FORGET.’
    Keep posting articles as such πŸ™‚
    Love U Bau πŸ™‚
    Jai Gurudeva πŸ™‚
    Swapnil πŸ™‚

  25. Arpit says:

    Love is total Acceptance!!!

  26. Arnav says:

    JGD BAU…!!!
    I knew that i was in love with Aol even before my first course was over…and now, when i sit here, in front of my PC i have fallen in love with you all over again..i wanna say there is no other way, than whatever u have written to express, to describe, to explain, to simplify what LOVE is..i love you bau,dinesh da and of course Guruji
    “I CAN’T HELP but RISING IN LOVE WITH YOU”

  27. ekta says:

    WOW!!

    GURUJI IS LOVE!!!!!!
    GURUJI SAYS GIVING IS LOVE!!!

    LOVE U GURUJI N BAWA
    THX ALOT!!!!!!!

    JGD!!!!!!

  28. sharika says:

    one look at the person and you cant help but smile inspite of really horrible day .. that is love.. makes you feel light and happy for no reason..

    love is when you are willing to stay up all night, just to keep company

    love is when you msg someone to say good night, even when your balance is almost nil…

    love is when you to stay up all night just to chat with certain someone no matter how sleepy you are…

    and love is knowing that Someone is there taking care of you always.. and will be there for you always..

  29. luv says:

    Love is when guru ji looks directly into my eyes n asks “kaha se aye ho lovely…….”
    Love is when am standing in a place packed with people, waiting just to get a short glimps of him before i leave the aashram n when i loose all hope he suddenly turns back and winks at me……
    love is when m tensed n worried and a single memory of his child like innocent face dissolves all the worries assuring me tht every thing will b fyn soon….
    love is when i hear him say “i am with u”…
    v all r the luckiest ones coz v can experience this love…

  30. Rajmohan babu says:

    Dear Bau

    Guruji’s Love

    With lots of Love,
    Rajmohan

  31. komal kapur says:

    Love to me is: when you are miles and miles away yet everyone feels so near, love is when you blossom in the presence of The master, love is not an emotion it is my very existence. love is accepting people as they are. Love is living and letting live peacefully.
    And i simply love this post bau… JGD…

  32. Gaurav says:

    Love is what the divine does to me every moment of my existence…

  33. Prakirtee says:

    Ohhh Bawa this is so so so so so sweeeeeet!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Perfect!

    Love is all that is.

    Jai Guru Dev

  34. Manasi says:

    Love is BLISS!!!
    Love is experiencing His presence all around…which makes my heart beat faster!!! πŸ™‚

  35. Arsheen says:

    love is : when you look into the eyes of your pet dog, your pet cat, and a child and you realise that in the depths of their gaze, you have been feeling the same emotion. that when you gaze into the eyes of one, it reminds you of the others…. πŸ™‚

  36. Upasna says:

    ‘Love’ is what might seem to others as a selfless act, yet we know in our heart of hearts that it was the most selfish act (coz nothing can give us greater joy than seeing our loved ones happy)

  37. hamsa says:

    love is: committment.
    sticking it out through good times .. and bad ..
    being there for the other when the going gets rough ..

  38. hamsa says:

    love is : never having to say you’re sorry ..
    (plagiarised from my all-time favourite Love Story πŸ™‚

  39. Bidisha says:

    Love is when Guruji makes you feel like the most special person in a crowd without even direcly talking to you!! I recently felt that love and am still overwhelmed!

  40. Vijay says:

    On the funnier side, this is a conversation from a movie.

    Professor – What is difference between affection and love (mean the romantic types :-))?

    Student – Sir, If you tell your daughter – “I love you”; it is affection. If I say the same to your daughter, it’s love. πŸ™‚

    On the serious side, love is the feeling where anyone/anything other than the one/thing that gets your love means nothing to you however precious it might be for everyone else on the planet. Love is where we fight but quickly make-up with no qualms of the extent of the fight πŸ™‚

  41. Love is getting struck by silence and loss of words when wanting to say a lot.

    Love is waiting for reply.

    Love is longing…

  42. Jay says:

    love is that we feel when doing some hard core seva

    love is when you are standing in a crowd waiting for a glimpse of Guruji and then suddenly he looks straight in your eyes, what follows next is beyond words πŸ™‚

    and love is also when my pet tarzan spot-swims and tries to jump out of the tub when he sees me πŸ˜€

    ps: waiting for the surprise
    jai gurudev to you bau

  43. Nikhil says:

    Love is knowing you’re never alone no matter what happens in the world.

  44. meow says:

    lUV iz When U sA Y JGD……RIGHT

  45. Ashwani says:

    ‘Love’ly post!! πŸ™‚

    Love is Guruji, ‘Her’, Kriya, Bawa n Dinesh, Ashram, Vikram Bhaiya live in concert, Baby’s smile, meeting of eyes between a room full of people and chaos, peace, a stolen hug, Vanilla ice-cream with chocolate sauce, aloo paratha….

    ‘You know you are in love, when you feel like blessing the entire creation”.

    Here are 2 posts which I wrote some time back on Love.

    http://ashcash1in.blogspot.com/2008/02/drawbacks-of-being-free-on-valentines.html#links

  46. jayant nasa says:

    Love is “when you see divine in the other person” πŸ™‚
    [Tujh me rab dikhta hai….]
    jgd…

  47. shobha says:

    love is when each word of a beautiful song suddenly makes so much sence.
    love is when u want that special person to grow by leaps and bounds.
    love is when u come alive in his presence.

  48. Vini says:

    *Love is something which cannot be expressed, explained or taught. It is Us.[:)]
    *Love is giving[:(] and not keeping[:)]
    *Love is waiting which you are ready to do for hours and hours to get a Glimpse of HIM (Bhanu akka calls it Tapasya [:)]
    *Love is when a person says I hate you and you know it hurts that person even more.
    *Love is something which will make you even strong, humble and sensitive.[:)]
    *Love is not Lust… [:)][:)]
    Jgd Bau…
    Bau your idea of Love ?????????
    Yup me too waiting for that Love[ly] Surprise…
    Take care Bau.[:)]

  49. sahana says:

    love is guruji πŸ™‚

  50. Tarun says:

    Ha ha nice Bawa…. a very nice blog.
    But wud the guy be juz too unintelligent if he wears the same t-shirt everyday?

    Jgd πŸ™‚
    Luv u….
    God Bless…

  51. Ankit says:

    “Love”ly post πŸ™‚

    jai gurudev!

  52. Anupam says:

    Go to the bottom of the page…Love is your very Existence- Sri Sri…kinda says it all …no????

  53. Deepak says:

    Love . . . . when . . . . the happiness of the other makes you happy . . . . so GuruDev says Love is to Give . . . . Love is Life . . . . JaiGuruDev !!

  54. Aditya Manocha says:

    JGD Bau,

    Love is when after every 2 hours we refresh this blog to check for latest updates. πŸ˜€

    Love is unconditional.

    Love is Sri Sri – Love is God – Love is Us!

    Love,
    Aditya

  55. Monica Tiwari says:

    Love !
    I’ve experienced when I meet someody really dear after a long time and just rush to hug her, not bothering about anything else.
    Love, I’ve experienced on Art Of Living courses.. in ‘I belong to you’, eye gazing, Satsangs… and especially the last day !
    I’ve experienced love when I sit with nature, and everything just seems so much in love with each other.
    Love is when an old uncle-aunty couple enter a Metro train and the uncle without even thinking about it, leaves his seat for the aunty. And she takes the seat witout any formality. This is also such beautiful love.
    Love is when my parents search for each other’s company even when they’ve nothing to say, and after so many years of staying together.
    Love is when a family gets together at the dinner table and the silly, funny, minor family happenings occur… when dad asks us to take more salad and vegetables !
    I experience love when I meet my you Bau πŸ™‚
    Love is when how much ever I may fight with my parents, if they’re gone for 5 days, I feel like a 5 year old, helpless child !
    Love is the way Guruji makes me feel.
    Love is in Guruji’s eyes… a whole bounty of Love.
    Love is what Guruji is… He’s just the best !
    I SIMPLY LOVED this post ! It made me realise how much of love I see around me all the time !
    Love you Bau πŸ™‚
    Jai Gurudeva πŸ˜€

  56. Vivek Patil says:

    Love is “I don’t know” πŸ™‚ JGD!

  57. Juhi says:

    love is…

    You

    Me

    Everyone

    Everything

  58. Minal A says:

    I met Guruji in my dreams last night….i think that’s Love..:):):)

  59. My Dear Guruji says:

    mind with no judgement is Love

    mind totally in the present moment is Love

    Life is happenning on this planet, I dawned on this body ..

    This body is of this earth, which needs the basics of food, shelter etc to survive ..

    wy have i come on to this planet, wat is my soul seek …

    the attachments of the body, that tie one from ones soul seek is bondage ..

    LOVE is Freedom ..

    Love is allowing to raise up

    man does not live by bread alone, including all the requirements of the body …. he needs to follow his souls seek

    Discipline is an evident inevitable part of life !! that protects one from attachments and allowing one to raise up to the souls seek..

    Grace me to ur feet Guruji and raise me to self realisation ..

    Obeisances to my Master !!

  60. Priyanka says:

    Love is when u cant tolerate any separation and just want to dissappear and dissolve in the loved one.

  61. Anjesh says:

    Love has different meaning 4 everyone..
    For a child,it means toys and sweets..
    For a teenager,it is a big confusion..
    For a friend,it is a desire to be together always,no matter ‘Come what may’ πŸ™‚
    For a mother,it is the strength which helps her to carry her child 4 nine months..n virtually for the whole lifetime
    For a father,it is a dedication which inspires him to work from 9-5pm and still feel the happiness in his monotonous life
    For an AOLite,it is Sadhna,seva n Satsang πŸ™‚
    For me,it is reading the blog of Bawa n Dinesh:)
    Love is when u say Jai Gurudev to some unknown and even then feel so much belongingness..
    Love is when u want to flow just like a river but at the same time u keep on realising ur banks coz u dont want it to be a flood…
    Simply,Love is lovely…. πŸ™‚
    Jai Gurudev πŸ™‚

  62. Akhilesh says:

    Love is when you don’t ask ‘What is love’. You simply know!

  63. JANVI says:

    missing u a lotttt bwa nd dinesh da ,
    as guruji says love is our nature ………….. awesum article bawa……. love janvi

    the universal theme is love
    kindness and understanding
    never returning evil for evil
    but to overcome evil with good

    we walk a different path
    one that is blessed by peace
    saturated with hope
    destined to be gentle

    this is the first step
    to love those that hate you
    to be a friend to the unfriendly
    a light in this current darkness

    magick is a wonderful gift
    yet it is not our purpose
    our purpose is unending love
    that obliterates hate

    all things in their time
    waiting and seeking wisdom
    learning to feel the life around you
    living as a natural being of light

    if you think this is easy
    you are so mistaken
    it is a hard road to walk
    and many hate us without cause

    yet never in this earthly life
    shall you find a sweeter path
    than the one you seek
    blessed be…thee times three

  64. JANVI says:

    hope bawa u like this poem…….
    love janvi

  65. Kunal Gaind says:

    Love is when you care for others more than you care for yourself.

  66. chinmay says:

    LOVE U Guruji, dinesh bhai and bau..
    LOVE is when u lost in the memories of someone and suddenly u realised some drops of tears flows out from ur eyes…

    Jai Gurudev..

  67. Pallavi says:

    love is when you know that u’ve hurt someone and u turn d world topsy-turvy to make it right…
    love is when one is hurt, and the other is crying…
    love is going against the world to bring back the lost smile…
    love is respecting others’ feelings and emotions πŸ™‚

  68. Sudha Pillai says:

    Guruji said it – Love is not an emotion. Its your very existence. Will take several lifetimes, I guess, to evolve into such loving beings πŸ™‚

    I also go by what has been put across in your blog in such a cute fashion : Love is that sync-ing feeling!

    Take care. Jgd!

    Sudha

  69. Antariksh says:

    Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.

  70. Ruhcira Roy says:

    Love is…Sometime I pray to Guruji for something and it doesnt work out…I dont talk to him for a day or two and threaten him and abuse him and say the dirtiest words…and nex day…I am sobbing and Praying again…In Love!!!
    Love is..when I do the impossible,Only because He told me to do so!!

  71. kavita says:

    Love is to know in the very heart that iam loved …

    if at all kuch unnbann, …. unable to bear the separation and the pain it may be causing the beloved, reaching out to him in love and care … pleasing him in ways … just to see him happy and smile …

  72. Sai says:

    β€˜Love is when Mummy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.’

    Mummy must have done lots of courses at the Ashram!! :):):)

  73. gurpriya says:

    love is.. something beyond everythin.. love iz..somethin which cannot b explained.!

  74. Neha Kothari says:

    L – Lake of tears.
    O – Ocean of fears.
    V – Valley of death.
    E – End of life.
    Love can be defined in one word as lifetime commitment.
    Bawa
    Jai Gurudev.

  75. honey says:

    hey jai gurudev bau and dinu da!!

    love is wen a boy in std 1 says to a gal..

    can i have ur pic?

    the gal asks y..

    boy says.. actually i wanted to give santaclaus

    to let him know what gift i want this year!!

  76. Ganesh Parab says:

    Pyar ka toh pata nahi bt real and first love is the most imp love

  77. love is a magic does t come again

  78. love is trash girls need cash

  79. love is a flame which is hot even when it is put off

  80. love is a virus disturbs every working of a loved one activities
    caution:never say hai never say bye b the same to the one who is for u.

  81. richa says:

    love is that precious feeling…
    when you are in the worst situations..in ur worst mood..nothing seems right..but jst slightest look at guruji’s picture make u laugh like anything and forget everything..
    luv u guruji πŸ™‚

  82. pavan says:

    Love is when you love someone even when you know she don’t love you and
    she love someone else.. but still you love her a lot without any expectation that she also love you and make her happy every time..

  83. rohit says:

    love is that when ciggrets are 2 nd 3rd friend said i”ve leaved smoking!!!!!!!!!

  84. maya says:

    love s not a business……..

  85. Skittles says:

    Love is when you read all of these and are thinking of the same person the whole time

  86. dorcas says:

    love is being honest,truthful,and believing oneself.seeing yourself in someones eyes like a mirror not trying to change someone to be what you want but accepting the person the way she is.once you have loved you will always be love.

  87. someone says:

    Love is when you come up to that person u can hardly talk but at the same time you have a thousand things on your mind, that you wish you could say… love is when your always happy to see that person… i know. because it happend.

  88. shideh says:

    I things love is very nice and Ilike it

  89. Nayan says:

    love :

    this four work cant describe it only just feel. Love Has their world.

    Love is Just a Felling that change Life It change Every thing. change Thinking,

  90. Amit says:

    Love is Nothing But One type of Game if you Win then Ur Carrier is on the way of Joy if Not then you lose Everything

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