How much is too much?

How much is too much?

We often start liking someone or something too much. But sometimes we go so far in liking that we start getting bored of it. It’s like too much of sugar in pudding is also distasteful. I used to like Rajbhog a lot. Every time I go out for eating, I would invariably have Rajbhog as sweet dish or in dessert. But now I feel sick of it. Mere sight of it pushes me towards throwing up. Similar experiences with couple of other things and people make me wonder, in the process of cuddling something, when do we realize the point beyond which our affection for that thing takes a downward curve?

I have been listening to Raag Tilak Kamod a lot. I listend to all its versions I could find online – instrumental – shehnai, sarod, sitar; vocals – by many different artisits; and even film songs which were purely in this raag. When I get up after a nap, often the first words are the lyrics of this lovely song, ‘neer bharan kaise jaaon’ in raag tilak kamod. Now I have started having fear if I should stop liking it so much lest I should grow dislike for this beautiful music too? Does that love hate relationship hold true for music too? Can we possibly stop liking something ourselves voluntarily? Is there an on/off button for it? And if not, what about the pain when the other party in the liking process becomes unavailable or start disliking me? What if I love chicken and there’s a bird flu? What if I am madly in love with someone, but she magically finds out that button to stop liking me?


PS: kehet Ravi Jain suno bhai saadhu.. at least in a relationship (including friendship), if we manage to come out of that downward curve once.. then begins a never ending upward curve of eternally blissful relationship.


One thought on “How much is too much?

  1. number of ways to look at this…
    1)”Familiarity breeds contempt”
    2)This is the crux of our eastern philosophy- Always be in detached love. It may sound oxymoronic, but detachment helps keeping the love to slide into hate. Its your deep attachment to Rajbhog, in a sense that you EXPECT it to provide you with culinary nirvana, Every time you have it- that leads to disenchantment with Rajbhog :-). If you just become indifferent to the power of Rajbhog to captivate you, and just get detached to fall in love with say Rosogolla, you would see that Rajbhog will come to haunt you again someday. And if it doesnt you still have Rosogolla (or something better) to be in love with- So any case will make you happy :). Same with relationships, or work,..or music..

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