Difference between love and marriage
Written in English
(Based on a face book post of my face face book friend Meena Rajan –Thanks Madam.)
One young lad who was yet to choose his life partner,
Approached a very learned man and asked him,
“Dear sir , I know marriage makes any individual complete,
But I would like to know the difference between love and marriage.”
The learned man sent him first to a very great rose garden,
And wanted him to bring him back the prettiest rose there,
Entering by front gate and coming out by back gate ,
Never walking by the same road twice.
The young lad returned empty handed and when asked why ,
Told, “every flower I saw ahead appeared more prettier to me ,
And when I reached the end , I felt I had seen more prettier flowers earlier.”
And so I could not bring you back the most pretty flower.
The learned man then sent the lad to a field of fully open sun flowers,
And wanted him to bring a pretty sun flower from there ,
Taking care never to pick two flowers and not returning by the same path,
And the Lad came in a jiffy with a pretty sun flower in hand.
The learned man asked “Was this the prettiest sun flower in the field?”
And the lad replied “Definitely no , I was very particular to have a pretty flower,
And not searching for the prettiest flower , unlike last time ,
When I was searching for the prettiest flower in the field.”
Learned man said, “Your search for prettiest flowers is love,
And your search for one pretty flower to have is marriage .
IN the former situation you would never reach satisfaction,
And in the later , you would be happy and satisfied.”