Many romantic songs can beautifully express Bhakthi if the significant other in the song is perceived as God.
Here is a lovely song from Mayabazaar, in the original black and white (which I love) and in colour (which also I like, while resenting some minor necessary changes that the editors were forced to make. The sound quality is better in the colour clip.)
Balarama’s daughter, Sasirekha, is seriously missing Abhimanyu, Arjuna अर्जुन‘s son., at pining levels. It look like Sasirekha’s parents will succeed in their plans to physically force Sasirekha to marry Lakshmana Kumara, the son of Duryodhana. Subhadra, Abhimanyu’s mother and the sister of Balarama and Krishna, has ruled out any fighting and poor Abhimanyu had to leave Dwaraka with his mother. Now he is in Ghatotkacha’s Asrama, thinking thoughts of Sasirekha.
She says, “It is for you alone that I live, in this separation, in this hopelessness, though even moonlight is dark now and the light in the mind is not there”.
He says,”Is not separation also a form of enjoyment, isn’t constant remembrance (thinking) sweet, can you not see the value of the love that blossoms at the time of viyoga? It is your form that I meditate upon!”
She says,”Even though my heart has left with you, and the hopes in my mind are faded, I am holding on to my life thinking again and again of our (moments of ) love. It is for you alone that I live”.
He says,” In wakefulness or in dreams it is you that I worship as pranaya devi, even if all the worlds come together, you are mine alone, It is your form that I meditate upon!”
She says,”It is for you alone that I live”.
If you think of this as the jeevatma and paramatma, the jeeva living for the paramatma alone and the paramatma contemplating the jIvA’s form, the jeeva pining for yoga, union and the paramatma pointing out the fun of viyoga and the love that gets strengthened during that time and the reassurance that even if all the worlds coalsce, the jeeva belongs to the paramAtma alone.
How wonderful to think that Krishna is reassuring me that this present dvaita of mine, this viyoga, will only strengthen my love for Him and that I am His, come what may and that He contemplates on Me too! It is not a one sided love affair!
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