Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is love

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 20th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/w0pamws8/
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Mother Teresa is a phenomenon in the God's creation.
The poem 'LIFE' is well-known as a great quote from her wonderful sayings.
This is an attempt to understand what is LIFE and its interpretation from each line in that poem.

Here, I examine how 'Life is love' and how to 'enjoy it'.

Life is love, enjoy it

Mother Teresa’s love is immeasurable and infinite. No amount of praise can weigh the immensity of her love. She knew the joy of loving without any selfish motif.

She loved everyone as if she loved Jesus Christ with devotion. She loved her work and so she was the best servant ever known to the world. She loved her work as a mother to adopt the orphaned children; she loved her work as a human to help fellow humans in overcoming the sorrow of life.

She enjoyed loving people and she was fully absorbed in overcoming the challenges of life full of hurdles that she crossed with her determination and courage.

She enjoyed her role as a loving mother to many children, the sick and the abandoned.

She never coveted for awards or honors. Her love cannot be measured with rewards.

When I think of Mother Teresa, I feel the infinite image of her love. She is the synonym of Love. If I am made the editor of the Dictionaries, I would symbolically include Mother Teresa as the first synonym for the word 'Love'.

And similarly, any definition of the word 'mother' in any language cannot be exact without a mention to Mother Teresa.

What an immensity of Love she showered on this world! How many of us enjoy the Love she is referring when she said, 'Life is love, enjoy it'.

A love without any personal expectations, a love only for the sake of pure love in its sanctity, a love that is an expression of the true compassion and kindness what Jesus showered upon the ignorant world suffering from the disease of Ego and Greed - that Love is the rarest in the world, that love ONLY a divine soul like Mother Teresa can give without any adulteration of the filthy selfish traits.

All holy books mention that love towards your neighbor is truly equal to the love towards the Almighty, the merciful Creator. And that kind of love without any pomp or propaganda as Mother Teresa showed is the kind that is referred in those holy scriptures. A true human must emulate that love-path showed by the Mother to have the true enjoyment of the Life divine.

Recently I visited the Mother Teresa House at Kolkata, and I deeply felt the vibrations of her Love when I touched her holy tomb.

O Mother, you have demonstrated in your lifetime what that pure Love is. You have enjoyed that Love by your kindness. Your heart is kind, so you love every body not minding the filth of diseases and false pride. You chose to be a nun to serve the humanity, and you are none other than the true mother to the orphans you nurtured, and I hate calling them orphans as you stood for them as a true biological mother in their lives.


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Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Quotes on Love

Quotes of Mother Teresa on Love from Lovematters

“A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love.”

“We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.”

“Each time anyone comes into contact with us, they must become different and better people because of having met us. We must radiate God’s love.”

“Intense love does not measure. . . it just gives.”

“To be true, love has to hurt . . . Jesus said, ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ He loved until it hurt.”


Image Credit: By Ken Wieland , via Wikimedia Commons

Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Quotes on Love

Quotes of Mother Teresa on Love from www.ewtn.com

"There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives - the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them."

"Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness."

"Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well."

"I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.” Ask yourself “How has he loved me? Do I really love others in the same way?” Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love. Work without love is slavery."

"A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, must empty ourselves. The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace."


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Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Other pages

Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: An introduction
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is an opportunity
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is beauty
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is bliss
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is a dream
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is a challenge
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is a duty
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is a Game
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is costly
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is wealth

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th May 2011 (#)

I am indebted to Mark Gordon Brown for the encouragement he gives me whenever I write a new page.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
31st May 2011 (#)

I'm agree. He really supports us. Thanks, Mark.

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author avatar richardpeeej
29th May 2011 (#)

such an interesting article my friend. I can see that you have studied Mother Teresa so much.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th May 2011 (#)

Thank you my friend.
In fact I have studied a brief bio of Mother Teresa, but I know her Love from my childhood though I never saw her in person or on TV when she was alive.

I strongly felt her compassion and love to humanity when I saw the TV news of her demise.

When I recently went to Kolkata, I visited her holy tomb along with my family and friends.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th May 2011 (#)

Very nice tribute to a true saint. Thank you, Rathnashikamani.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th May 2011 (#)

Thanks Steve for the comments.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
29th May 2011 (#)

Another great tribute to a fantastic woman.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th May 2011 (#)

Thanks Mark,
I love Mother Teresa.

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author avatar MAnature
29th May 2011 (#)

Thank you for reminding us of the Love......

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th May 2011 (#)

She is an epitome of Love.

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author avatar mirage
30th May 2011 (#)

nice work....Mother Teresa is truly an abode of love.....one can understand that even better through your articles about her...........Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th May 2011 (#)

Thanks mirage,

I am delighted by your comments.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
30th May 2011 (#)

I think, mother Theresa gives a lot inspiration to every body. Thanks Rathnashikamani for sharing it.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th May 2011 (#)

Thanks Lila,

for your kind words.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
2nd Jun 2011 (#)

It's my pleasure if you could see my writings too. See you

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author avatar Retired
30th May 2011 (#)

Love this series. I feel her love echo in your words. *namaste*

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th May 2011 (#)

Namaste rama devi,

Thanks for your kindness.

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author avatar Jlyn11
30th May 2011 (#)

Great article.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th May 2011 (#)

Thanks to you Jlyn11.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
30th May 2011 (#)

Very nice presentation for a remarkable woman.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
30th May 2011 (#)

A touching and wonderful tribute, inspiring Rathnashikamani!

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author avatar Songbird B
30th May 2011 (#)

A very well deserved Star Page to a great writer.. Wonderful presentation my friend, and your great love shines through for such a unique woman...

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author avatar Retired
30th May 2011 (#)

A wonderful tribute in words and pictures to a true saint. Thanks!

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author avatar Maria Malone
31st May 2011 (#)

Beautiful tribute put in such an inspirational article, thanks!

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author avatar rapuncille
31st May 2011 (#)

I wish more of us could love as she did. *sigh*

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author avatar J Meckes
1st Jun 2011 (#)

Very moving and true. Thanks for your hard work that keeps Mother alive.

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author avatar D in The Darling
3rd Jun 2011 (#)

I'm speechless. Remain blessed!

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author avatar chellanglo
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Rath, you have managed to capture the essence of the love this woman had for others in a magnificient way and you are to be commended for that! Thank you for sharing this lovely story!

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author avatar chellanglo
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Rath, you have managed to capture the essence of the love this woman had for others in a magnificient way and you are to be commended for that! Thank you for sharing this lovely story!

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author avatar chellanglo
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Rath, you have managed to capture the essence of the love this woman had for others in a magnificient way and you are to be commended for that! Thank you for sharing this lovely story!

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Mother Theresa always in everybody's hearts.

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author avatar Denise O
11th Jun 2011 (#)

Another lovely tribute to this remarkable woman. I know she is smiling down on you my friend. Just lovely. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Greenfaol
14th Jun 2011 (#)

Rath, what a wonderful tribute to such an amazingly big hearted woman. She really was the embodiment of goodness and your article shows how much her work was appreciated globally. Thank you for this wonderful piece of insight x

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