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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14th 2006 in Thoughts

They say, it is western culture. They say love and feelings are present everyday and question the need to celebrate one particular day. They say it is all a great scam and hype by greeting card companies and other gift article producers.

I agree. But any reasoning does not justify opposing it or more importantly forcing others not to follow it. It is a western culture. So what ? If there are feelings everyday, you don’t buy gifts everyday, do you ? ;-) God, too, is present everywhere and is present everyday. Why do you go to temples in search of Him, then ? And why do you prepare sweets on His birthday and not everyday ? Scam by greeting card companies – to an extent, it might be true. But whom are you gifting anyways ! Most importantly, are these companies forcing you to buy them and beat you up if you don’t buy ?

Vivekananda said, all bad things will perish themselves and good things will stand by their own worth. Of course, there is a need of law, order and punishment, but what crime is expressing love ? I wonder about the time wasted to stop Valentine’s day by taking out morcha and by damaging stores, if used for some other purpose that would have helped other mankind and thus an oppurtunity to display the love to whole of mankind on Valentine’s day.

Love is such a beautiful feeling and I can not understand the motives of people who hate its celebration. According to me, celebration is important, no matter the reason behind it. Vivekananda also said:

Do not hate anybody, because that hatred which comes out from you must, in the long run, come back to you. If you love, that love will come back to you, completing the circle.

Happy Valentine’s day everyone and a hug from me.


3 comments to...
“Happy Valentine’s Day”
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Pradeep Gowda

WoW!
serendipity.
Today, I was talking to my wife about "the virtuous cycle".
Do good to a person without asking for reward. But, ask him/her to do one good thing to another person and more importantly, pass on the message.
Eventually, you will get your reward :) and you end up helping a lot of people, directly and indirectly…


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Rk

Pradeep,
Yeah…How to be a mensch is also about that I guess.
Rosh,
Unfortunately they don't just say, they go and vandalise :(


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Roshan

i agree with u completely bro.. to hell to with those who say that it spoils our culture


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