Love or Death – end note

dry river Khuj

dry river Khuj

'Bet' as seen from the bank of Narmada

'Bet' seen from the tower at nageshwar

top platform at the top the tower at Nageshwar

top platform at the top the tower at Nageshwar

a tree in Bet

a tree in Bet

the temple at bet

the temple at bet

gates of temple complex at bet

gates of temple complex at bet

gaht at the other side of bet

gaht at the other side of bet

Trees at the farm

Trees at the farm

Explanatory note

If the ending confused you then following explanation will be helpful. ‘Love is death’ if one has a cursory view over this it seems as a foolish thought. If you die then what will you love? But there are deeper meanings to it. Not one but many. Two of them have been incorporated here. The first meaning is that when you love someone truly your own identity perishes. Your ego, your arrogance goes away. You surrender completely to the one you love. You surrender to such an extent that you become he or she. That was what happened to the girl. The boy was confused with this concept but the girl dissolved her identity in the boy’s. So in a way she is the personification of this very concept. When it is said that she turned into the boy, it means she was absorbed by her love towards the boy and finally lost her identity.
The second meaning is much more spiritual. The most divine love exists between the soul and the creator. Death is the divine confluence of the almighty and our soul. The true aim of love is realised at the time of death when the soul disappears into the most powerful force in the universe. This concept is personified through the boy who does not understand the way of the world and has few attachments to this perishable world, just like the soul. When he dies he realises the true aim of his existence and that’s why he is not sad. He also states about passing away to the one you love, it’s no one but God.
Also the tendency of humans to classify things is proved vain, as the boy says that death is not a sad affair at all, what it is considered usually. All the feelings are relative, what matters is the reference we take.
I have made all the efforts to make the message clear at the same time preserving the mysterious treatment of the story. Hope you enjoyed it.

Answers

Rahul asked me that what % of the story is true. So i tell you that all the places mentioned actually exist and my relation to them is also true. the girl and everything about her is fiction inspired from true charecters, the end is also imaginary. above i have given some pictures of the place. thank you

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About Rohan Kanungo

Suffering from a disorder that leads to a constant mental escape to other universes and create stories, images and what-not in my mind. I love making friends and catching up with them. Travelling is something which I like a lot but am not able to do much, so I do the next best thing - Reading. I love looking through the window in the nothingness. :) I love my parents, probably the coolest set of individual to get together on the face of the planet.

Posted on November 23, 2008, in कल्‍पित. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The place looks great…good story overall. Enjoyed thoroughly. Keep Writing…

  2. hey Rohan this is Rohit Patidar ….I’m school friend of Vishwas ….he told me to read this ….ur imagination (not actually imagination but feelings) is really ultimate and its superb…….also ending was very gud …and it matched exactly with ur feeligs …LOVE IS DEATH ………g88888…….nice story …..keep writing ……..

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