18-LOVE AN ESSENCE OF ALL THE RELIGIONS

 

  1. Why does the poet put emphasis on love?

           The poet puts emphasis on love because it is an essence of all the religions. Life becomes a success by love otherwise life without it is not worth living. It is love that makes adversities into pleasures.

  1. What is the effect of love?

       Love is of vital importance. It has a great effect because it is love that makes adversities into pleasures as thorns into roses, vinegar into sweet wine, misfortune into fortune, grief into joy, burning fire into pleasing light, and every unpleasant thing into a pleasant one.  

  1. Is life worth living without love?

           No, life is not worth living without love because it is an essence of all the religions.

  1. What is the main idea/theme/lesson of the poem?

In this poem, the poet tells a universal truth that the greatest thing in the universe is love for it is an essence of all the religions. It is love that makes every unpleasant thing into a pleasant one. Love can change thorns into roses, vinegar into sweet wine, misfortune into fortune, grief into joy, burning fire into pleasing light. Life becomes a success by love otherwise life without it is not worth living.

 

Reference to the Context

REFERENCE:

These lines have been taken from the poem, “Love An Essence of All Religions” written by Jalaluddin Rumi translated by Dr. Nichalson.

CONTEXT:

In this poem the poet tells a universal truth that the greatest thing in the universe is love for it is an essence of all the religions. It is love that makes every unpleasant thing into a pleasant one. Love can change thorns into roses, vinegar into sweet wine, misfortune into fortune, grief into joy, burning fire into pleasing light. Life becomes a success by love otherwise life without it is not worth living.

EXPLANATION:

These lines give emphasis on the spiritual function of love. The poet has a firm belief that love can change thorns into roses, vinegar into sweet wine, misfortune into fortune, grief into joy, burning fire into pleasing light, and every unpleasant thing into a pleasant one. Stone-hearted people become soft-hearted. Love makes an angry person kind and humane. It is love that makes a king slave of others. So we can say that love can make impossible things possible.

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