Love and candle....

@shibham (17025)
India
October 23, 2010 8:00am CST
Hi everyone. Once i read LEO TOLOSTOY, where he said something like this " the saying that the same candle will continue enlightening in the same manner is similar to that of the saying that one's love for the same individual will be static forever" how much do you believe this? Is it true? I think yes. Please share. Thanks in advance.
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• Pamplona, Spain
24 Oct 10
Hiya shibs, You can also relight the same candle anytime anywhere just thought of that one. It rings true for me anyhow. Hwang Ho River of Sorrow that is the name of this River that has caused so much sorrow. I felt a shiver go through me the first time I heard this name like a memory that was stirred somewhere and this was at School when I was quite small. In spite of that this River is supposed to be the giver of life yet it took so many away. So many other Rivers have done this though all over the World. China´s second biggest River the giver and the taker. River of Sorrow is what I was taught at School so I am only basing myself on that. All Rivers are a must they should be allowed to flow naturally. We have many little disasters here waiting to happen with Rivers that have been diverted. I saw one the other Month okay it benefits a few but not the life itself that is around the River Bed itself. Love needs to be free to flow like the Rivers themselves. I felt very sad to see this River deprived of it´s natural state for the avarice of others. Sorry I am getting diverted myself here lol. A candle can blow out but you can relight it again and again.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
24 Oct 10
okay... angel. let me relight on this topic again. I am agree with whatever you have said about Hwang Ho and China. But this point is something different. Let elaborate. The true meaning of this quote may be like this. A single candle can't enlighten itself continuously forever. It's not the matter of blow out or relight. The matter is it's light. Say i love my mom but do you think that i can love her forever? No, because one day one of us will leave this world leaving the another one alone. Me or she may continue the life but never will get the same person that they were related with. So the matter of candle arises here. You may fulfill the place of that candle with another one but you have lost that candle for your whole life. hopes you are clear now. thanks.
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• Pamplona, Spain
24 Oct 10
Hiya shibs, Yes you are right. I lost my Mom but she is on a different level now the love is not the same in it´s expression as we see it here but the core of it still is even if it comes out through another kind of expression. Say a Singer sings a Song that you like another one sings the same Song will you like it or not. Depends on your perception of it too. I was hearing someone sing "FlashDance" yesterday a different Singer yet I liked it. Same Song different Singer but yes it was good to listen to. I know what you mean it´s like a Rock Singer trying to sing a Song of Julie Andrews lol not quite the same is it. Yet Rock Songs and Flamenco style Songs go together very well for example.
• Pamplona, Spain
24 Oct 10
Me again, Song to the Film "FlashDance" is called "What A Feeling" by the way forgot to mention that as I always sing it not like Irene Cara of course. Wish I could sing and Dance like that too.
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@chaitra001 (3278)
• Bangalore, India
23 Oct 10
Hi Shibham brother.. I have not read that.. and I dont agree with those wordings.. because any relationship stands on the base of Trust.. Love can be static until and unless trust remains the same.. once the trust is lost I dont think that Love can still be static.. what do you think on this?
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@shibham (17025)
• India
24 Oct 10
hi chaitra.. okay... trust. i do think that trust and understandings are the main basement of any relation. But here you say... when you met your hubby? To which time you will be with him? your answer is the meaning oh that quote. have a nice day.
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• Bangalore, India
24 Oct 10
Brother ofcourse trust and understandings are the basement of any relation.. with out those to it cant exist for long time in the same way..Without trust it cant exist for long time.. Think if a husband/wife cheats their spouse and the other one comes to know the truth.. Do you think love reamins same after he/she knowing that his/her spouse cheated? I dont think so.. So Trust is always must.. Have a nice day..
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@shibham (17025)
• India
24 Oct 10
okay.... be happy always.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 10
I also think that it's true because first of all, they complement each other. I have my own reasons. But first, i wanna hear your reason.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
24 Oct 10
Hi frontvisions.. I just read that quote which influenced me a lot. It's depth of meaning is highly philosophical and moral. A simple reading is not enough to reach the purport of meaning. have a nice day.
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@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
I think you are reffering to LEO TOLSTOY, dear. :) Well, he might be right when he said this. But he is referring to the Divine love which is unfailing. But for humans like us, I don't think it is always true... Sadly, there are times that we get too weak to sustain our candle to keep burning....
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@serubhai1 (204)
• India
23 Oct 10
Hi Shibham, Yes-that's true and every one knows that its true but we are all so hypocritical that people have to point it out. I once read a little Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov et al. But now, I just read for my own pleasure!! Coming back to your question-love is an emotion which is brought about by the simultaneous presence/absence of some biological and/or psychological conditions. But those conditions are sometimes not present so the intensity of your love changes. (I have coined the above definition myself). The proof is all around you. See all those marriages beginning in love and ending in divorce or hypocrisy. The truth is that tomorrow I may suddenly dislike some habit of my partner and there need not be any logic in that.About the analogy, I am not too sure. Well, a candle will one day end up finished without any light but you cannot be sure about love in that way for after marriage, living together-love gets diluted by responsibilities etc. So can you call that love? I wouldn't know!
• Pamplona, Spain
23 Oct 10
Hiya shibs, I believe it can be so that your love for someone can last and endure for a lifetime and beyond. Have seen married Couples that have been together for years and a few of them still love each other very much. Yes for as long as the candle lasts that love will last and even longer. Take care have a great weekend shibs.
@fey008 (295)
• Indonesia
23 Oct 10
no, friend, sorry I do not know, about the story,
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@shibham (17025)
• India
23 Oct 10
Hi friend, this is a quote of TOLOSTOY and he wrote it on his novel. Forgot the name of that novel, sorry. Take care.
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• Portugal
24 Oct 10
yes shibham thats true^^ i believe in that saying too^^ bcs if you really love someone the love doesnt disappear easily^^ it stays even forever^^ love is a feeling that last^^ like a candle that its light doesnt go off^^ love can be forever if both try to make things work and if both are in love^^ care and trust and share and care for each other always is what makes a love story works^^