A Sacred Religion.

A strong word Religion is, so familiar yet so unfamiliar. A word that carries the burden on whole world on its own.

Religion is something we are not supposed to talk about. We don’t choose them either, we are born into them, they are passed down to us into our legacies and we spend out whole lives defending them.

When you say the word Religion, it sounds heavy, bringing tiny specs of fear to you. You immediately feel it as your responsibility to respect it. Just a word, you don’t see Religion, a word that have yourself, yet it holds so much power over you.

Then there is sacred, a word never done justice to. Doesn’t ever get the respect that it deserves. There are these sorts of words like it that never get there justice.

There are many Religions in the world, but there is this one that no one accounts for, LOVE.

I know, you see the word and you think of a vulgar, third class, degraded, ran beneath the foot, teenage toy. But its not. Maybe it is now but that’s not what it is supposed to be. I don’t know of there was ever a time when people really understood the meaning of it. I think not. No one has ever really tried looking into the depths of it, no has ever tried, no one wants too.

Its a common word, yet sounds so strange when said out loud only as if its Taboo. People cling desperately to it but show it not. Use it’s name for all the wrong reasons, yet keep hope from from the goodwill of those four letters, burning a never blowing out matchstick that lights the inside of those dark and haunted hearts sowed between those high walls.

Do you know what love is?

I don’t. but what i know is, it’s not what we think it is. Its something more and big, and out of the grasps of our imagination.

Its a Religion.

Its something more than words could put. Its holy and sacred. Its a feeling. Its when you don’t let go of some. Its a mystery. Its power. Its controlling someone. Its getting inside of someone and untangling all the mess that is there. Its finding there heart, their true heart and hold it in your hands to feel, to caress it. Its wild. It fills the world around us, its in the air we breathe, and the water we drink.

Its nothing. Just a figment of our imaginations.

Your heart just missed a beat, right there, it fell down, like being crushed, you were hoping for something more and were disappointed.

Its true. Its all in our heads. Our way of comforting us through this vile world but now that it has traveled through the beginning of times, maybe we have created it to exist. We are maybe its creators. Yet a creator unknown to it full merits of its creation. That is now disappointing.

How we have degraded it.

Its not the only feeling in the world, there are many others, so vast and vicious is the list that we seldom confuse them with one and another. And so we shamelessly fall into the trap of others thinking its love and fall deep into the wrong roots, when we realize the mistake that we had made, its too far late to rise again from the abyss, filled with false hope and the pressure of being wrong, we make it wrong.

This word is so rubbed these days. Everyone seems to be falling in and out of it so easily. The calamity of the words, I Love You, does not make it so. The narrator says it and the receiver lustful and hungry to hear the false, believes it. Love is to be respected. It demands to be felt deeply.

Love is not like other feelings, its huge, desired, a hope and full of authority. The drawback is that too such a great power, only a few can truly be faithful to it, faithful not to the lover but to love.

Its is supposed to an abyss that we fall into, and the walls of those must be of our love and care for the lover. The intensity must be felt. The heart feels it, its time you realize that it does.

No one really does justice to it. Not I or you. Not this post even. This post is a failed attempt of trying to explain it.

-Naba Mehdi


5 thoughts on “A Sacred Religion.

  1. Friend,
    This is Love as described in the Bible.
    (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)

    “1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

    2And though I have the gift ofprophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

    3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,fn but have not love, it profits me nothing.

    4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

    5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

    6does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

    7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    8Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whetherthere are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

    9For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

    10But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

    11When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

    12For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

    13And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of theseis love.”


  2. Naba,

    Again, in (the Bible, 1 John 4:7-15)

    7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

    8He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

    9In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

    10In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

    11Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

    12No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

    13By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

    14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.

    15Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.


    1. Friend,
      I really appreciate your writing these beautiful words of bible. The purpose for my post was only that, we do not know the real meaning of love or maybe we have forgotten it. Love is what all religions teach us. I have not read bible yet, I am a Muslim you see but it is in my list of things to do, to read bible.

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      1. Naba,
        God is love.

        The following is from the Injeel. The Bible . (The Gospel of John 15:1-14)

        1“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.

        2“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;fn and everybranch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

        3“You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

        4“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

        5“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

        6“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw theminto the fire, and they are burned.

        7“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you willfn ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

        8“By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

        9“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

        10“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

        11“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, andthat your joy may be full.

        12“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

        13“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

        14“You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

        These are the words of Jesus Christ.

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      2. Naba,

        This is also from the Injeel, the Gospel of John, the Bible.
        It contains what most Christians consider to be the single most important verse in the Bible, John 3:16. The Supreme expression of the love God has for mankind.

        13“No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven,that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.fn

        14“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

        15“that whoever believes in Him should not perish butfn have eternal life.

        16“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

        17“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

        18“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

        19“And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

        20“For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

        21“But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”


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