The husband says to his wife
“Beloved darling! I love you like anything
You are my life and soul!!
I cannot live without you even a moment!
Thou art very dear to me, indeed.”
The wife says to the husband
“Thou art my sweet darling!
Thou art the apple of my eye!!
How I love you: God only knows!!
My life-breath will depart
If I do not see you even for a second.”
This conversation take place at night;
In the early morning, he may divorce her
Or she may divorce him!
This is the depth of their affection and love born of skin
This is human love: this is passion
It is as hollow as the bamboo.
Develop pure, divine love-born of soul
It will last for ever.
(pg. 15, Vairagya Mala)