Friday, 3 June 2011


“It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress; and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.” [Matt. 5:31-32].

Jesus is concerned with the tendency to run away from problems. As long as we take the way of escapism, the problems we run away from will continually come up in a new guise ate every turning of the road. Here he uses the theme of marriage and divorce as an example.

Marriage is not the gateway through which two people in love enter into a land where they “live happily ever after.” Happiness in marriage is a conquest and not a a bequest. Marriage is a license by which two people, who have seen the greater possibilities in each other, may work to bring forth these possibilities. In essence, it is a laboratory of  individual enfoldment.

Marriage can only succeed when both parties see something of the divine in one another. If you cannot see beyond the appearance in another person, then you do not really love him or her. And so true love is basically spiritual perception, an in-sight into innate divinity.