The ‘Satanic Guaranty’ !!

18 Aug






If you are planning to get married, I guess, there is… one universally accepted norm / procedure / protocol :


1. Fall in love ( why “fall”, is there any secret pointer here ? It should be “rise” no ? ).

2. Propose.

3. If accepted, then fix the date and do it – tie the knot !!

In some cases though, it is not even love, it can be a simple crush, lust or infatuation …etc…, mistaken…for Love !!

Is that all ?

To me it all seems so incomplete.

Love is an emotion and emotions, like an old man’s blood pressure, are never constant.

Shaky, always…fluctuating. If it is constant then it is not love, emotions can not be constant… !!

When the base is shaky, can the building be stable ? 

As the love keeps on fluctuating, so does the marriage.

No doubt, Love is a very important part of marriage, but is marriage, all …about…Love…..nothing… else ?

Can a part… be… the Whole ?

I guess we need to  consult a ‘structural engineer’ ( ha…ha…) before laying the foundation stone of the building called “Marriage” !!

Marriage involves thousands of things, love being just the one of those…many important things !!

Love alone, is not and can not be, the basis of a successful marriage.

Talking of base, why not to start from the base with the basics.

Let us go to the First marriage ever – Grandpa Adam & Grand Ma Eve !!

Sex, money, lust all came after, this marriage was already successful.

Secret is and was, 100 % acceptance and the realization of importance, of each other. Eve was, in fact, a direct outcome of Adams need and his realization of her importance. Eve for Adam, was never a luxury item or an ‘item girl’.

Need & importance, ensured acceptance, an acceptance made further easy & threat-free, by the …absence of…CHOICE !!

Once married, door to undo the marriage, was permanently closed.

Adam and Eve did not behave like a couple of kids in a candy store because, there was no candy store. We HAVE candy stores, agreed. We can not get them closed, also agreed… but… we can always stop… shopping, even when there is a grand clearance sale !!

People ( me included ) are onions. Start peeling off the layers and be ready for a shock.

The Magic lies, not in the onion, but in “MY ONION” !!

To peel off just to see what is inside, is Satanic.

To accept ( 100 % ) the onion, to innovate with it, to use it in a recipe is Divine !!

The Secret to a successful marriage, is not in the onion – it is in the Recipe, your Recipe !!

Stop ” searching for / seeking Love” in your spouse’s recipe -“s/he doesn’t love me” !!

If you don’t have a recipe of your own, then find one, before you have the onion.

That reminds me, this ‘peeling off onions’ activity is getting very popular these days. But of course, we know it by a different fancy name – L.I.A ( “Live-in Arrangement”). LIA is very good for the people, not interested in getting married ( you know, some people simply peel off their onions and eat, as salad – very good !! )  but not a good option, as a ‘first step’ to getting married.


And let us be clear about one thing, onions don’t come with a replacement warranty  / guaranty, if there is, then it is a Satanic Guaranty.

What do you say ?

Waiting for your opinions, feedback, perceptions ( I have just shared mine )……  !!




Yours truly,

‘religiously’ religion-less and ‘religion-less-ly’ religious !!





Posted by on August 18, 2016 in Humor


30 responses to “The ‘Satanic Guaranty’ !!

  1. Vivek Vatsal1

    August 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Wow!! You have made a ‘Never seen before’ insight into this ‘Larger than life’ part of society!! And your metaphor and symbolism is so apt. 👍👍☺

  2. Vivek Vatsal1

    August 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    And loved those GIFs

  3. IreneDesign2011

    August 18, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Interesting. Why at all get married? We don’t own our partner anyway. What about showing each other confidence and trust? This leads to the need to fight for the relationship instead of being an “of course” to each other and forget to appreciate, what we did find so attractive in our partner in the beginning.
    Love is a gift, not for all, I know. It demands, that we are able to give each other freedom to live and think as individuals. Otherwise it becomes a very unhealthy relationship.

    • surindernath

      August 18, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Very well said. Ultimately what you make out of it ( ” the recipe” ) is what matters the most. Thanks !!

  4. Bikramjit

    August 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Hmmm very interesting. . I think marriage is just a name given.. I don’t see any problem with two people having a live in relation. How does marriage prove that it is pure etc..

    Two people who love each other can be with each other. . How do we know Adam and Eve actually had a marriage.. who married them
    Just a question. .

    • surindernath

      August 18, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      “live in”
      yes I agree the post says so. One can ‘have his / her onion and eat it too’…like …salad…no problem !!

      “who married them ?….”

      No idea….not me.. !!

  5. mirandavoice

    August 19, 2016 at 4:04 am

    The three most important ingredients for marriage is: love, passion and respect, mix it well and your relation will last for ever.

    • surindernath

      August 19, 2016 at 4:08 am

      ….and acceptance (100 %) !!

      Very well said, thanks.

  6. Ankur Mithal

    August 23, 2016 at 4:55 am

    As someone else has commented, why get married? Though it has lasted centuries and does not look like going away soon, it is a man-made system and not a natural one, unlike courtship and mating. I guess for leaders and rulers to put some systems in place, prevent anarchy and allow them to rule peacefully and be called good rulers 🙂

    • surindernath

      August 23, 2016 at 5:48 am

      Very well said, “….to put some systems in place, prevent anarchy and allow them to rule peacefully…”.

      All systems, in a civil society, are man
      made only.

  7. Sayanti aka Shine

    August 23, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Enjoyed the analogy. But, am thinking one thing…. After peeling off, if one finds that the onion is rotten, what will he/ she do then? How can s/he eat the rotten onion?
    I think in that case Live-in is not a bad option.

    • surindernath

      August 24, 2016 at 1:37 am

      What if the “one” ( me or I, he or she ) is also “rotten” ? Can be two of a kind. No onion is totally fresh.
      Being rotten is relative. Love as one of the ingredients ( and acceptance together ) can improve the quality of the “onion” ( if it is “my” onion ) !!

      What if my father / mother / sister / brother…. is a rotten onion ? No live-in / out, option ? No option makes us accept and the rottenness is also accepted. It is a “package deal” !!

      And ….what if the “replaced onion” …is also………!!

      • Sayanti aka Shine

        August 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

        I completely agree with you and believe in “not replacement” view. Nothing is more beautiful than to accept each other as they are. Everybody is different. If I take your word in this case, I’ll say every onion has a different kind of variety. No one is rotten and no one is fresh. Only different types. So, accepting each one as it is will make our lives peaceful.

      • surindernath

        August 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm

        So wisely said.
        May God bless you !!

      • Sayanti aka Shine

        August 24, 2016 at 7:12 pm

        My pleasure.

  8. Wendy

    August 24, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Very interesting. So often people give up thinking ‘the grass is greener’ when reality is that unless you find yourself and grow strong as an individual the same problems/issues will recur in future relationships. Grow yourself into a strong healthy onion and then you can develop an ‘enduring love’ with your partner and cook together! x

    • surindernath

      August 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      So… very well…. said. Thanks !!

  9. Wendy

    August 24, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    ps – I did a couple of posts on ‘Developing Enduring Love’ if you fancy a peek – here’s a link to one of them:

    • surindernath

      August 24, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Already visited. Very well written indeed !!

      • Wendy

        August 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm

        Thanks so much! x

  10. K E Garland

    September 12, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I really like this Surindernath! I’ve never thought about love being an emotion and that it is susceptible to the fleeting nature of all emotions. That’s why it’s so difficult. It’s almost unnatural to believe that you’ll constantly love someone. You’ve given me something to think about.

    • surindernath

      September 12, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks, glad to know that I have been of some help !!

  11. intrudesite

    September 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I love your sense of humour …! It does give you some discount on the chores I suppose, creative people do boring jobs effortlessly and happily.
    Onion I thought was a cliche’
    And it does make you cry.
    Marriage / living together / changing together / drifting apart …..are social arrangements.
    Mutual crush / lust in marriageable age leads to marriage
    After marriage leads to infidelity….
    Love is a decision you make and have all the freedom to change your mind. Marriage is merely a social acknowledgement of your commitment and children ? Mostly for their security is my understanding.

  12. shivasiddula

    September 18, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Marriage is accepting a person with known and unknown qualities. Even after living life long with a person it is difficult to know a person hundred percent. LIA does not reveal any person totally. Everyday is different and a person’s response to a situation varies during course of time. Living in association or association in marriage that is social institution will be different. In marriage brain is conditioned to get adjusted to adjustable situations, whereas in LIA there is underlying feeling that they can give up the other person any time without remorse. If LIA is for companionship and individualistic, marriage is for a family and progress together.
    Sometimes onions look externally excellent but rotten from inside, can be realised only when peeled and cut to eat as salad or make some delicious cuisine.

  13. Hope

    September 19, 2016 at 5:38 am

    After reading so much about onions, I felt really turned off by dating. lol jk


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