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Love and knowledge are two great things in the world – when we share them their values always increase.

 

 

Pearls of Wisdom

East

We live in this world when we love it.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

~ The Bible : 1 Corinthians

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

~ The Bible : 1 Corinthians

Lian is a virtuous benevolent love. Lian should be pursued by all human beings, and reflects a moral life.

~ Confucius

Ai is universal love towards all beings, not just towards friends or family, without regard to reciprocation.

~ Mo Zi

West

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.

~ Sophocles

All you need is love.

~ John Lennon

In love, one and one are one.

~ Jean-Paul Sartre

True love doesn't come to you it has to be inside you.

~ Julia Roberts

What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!

– Victor Hugo

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

– Victor Hugo

The first duty of love is to listen.

– Paul Tillich

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

– G. K. Chesterton

Grow old along with me the best is yet to be.

– Robert Browning

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.

– William Shakespeare

 

The Eight Attributes of Love1

  1. Patient – showing self-control.

  2. Kind – giving attention, appreciation, and encouragement.

  3. Humble – being authentic without pretense and arrogance.

  4. Respectful – treating others as important people.

  5. Selfless – meeting the needs of others.

  6. Forgiving – giving up resentment when wronged.

  7. Honest – being free from deception.

  8. Committed – sticking to your choices.

Mythological Definitions of Love2

Different cultures have deified love, typically in both male and female form. Here is a list of the gods and goddesses of love in different mythologies.

  • Amor or Cupid – god of passionate love in Roman mythology

  • Aphrodite – goddess of passionate love in Greek mythology

  • Eros – god of passionate love in Greek mythology

  • Freya – goddess in Norse mythology

  • Kama – god of sensual love in Hindu mythology

  • Rati – goddess of passionate love in Hindu mythology

  • Venus – goddess of passionate love in Roman mythology

  • Xochipilli – god in Aztec mythology

 

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What is Love?

"The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. The unnamable is the eternally real," said Lao Tzu.

If you focus on the name, you lose the substance.

So, can Love be defined?

No, if we live it.

And yes, for all other purposes.

Love is your behavior towards others. Love has many meanings. It can mean an intense feeling of affection, an emotion or emotional state.

 

 

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"Let this be my last word, but I trust in thy love."... More

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"Love is a temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder." – Ambrose Bierce... More

Interpersonal Love

In ordinary use, love usually refers to interpersonal love.

Interpersonal love is love between human beings, and is more sympathetic than the notion of very much liking for another. Although feelings are usually reciprocal, there can also be unrequited love. Interpersonal love is usually found in an interpersonal relationship, such as between family members, friends, and couples. However, people often express love for other people outside of these relationships through compassionate outreach and volunteering.

Some elements that are often present in interpersonal love2:

  • Affection: appreciation of other

  • Attachment: satisfying basic emotional needs

  • Reciprocation: if love is mutual

  • Commitment: a desire to maintain love

  • Emotional intimacy: sharing emotions and feelings

  • Kinship: family bonds

  • Passion: sexual desire

  • Physical intimacy: sharing of personal space

  • Self-interest: desiring rewards

  • Service: desire to help

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Risk Management Strategy: "My girlfriend always laughs during sex – no matter what she's reading." – Steve Jobs... More

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Values being created: "I never knew what real happiness was until I got married and by then it was too late." – Max Kauffman...

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Market analysis: "What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork." – Pearl Bailey... More

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Impersonal love

A person can be said to love  a home, country,  a principle, goal, job, or hobby if they value it greatly and are deeply committed to it. People can also 'love' material objects, animals, or activities if they invest themselves in bonding their identity with that item.

The Power of Passion

Successful people win because they love what they do. All of them have a very strong desire to succeed. They have passion for their field, their business.

Passion is the single fastest way to spur yourself to massive success. It is something you love. Something you're excited about. Something you get up early to work on or to stay up late... More

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Innovation is actually a very simple phenomenon.

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Religious Love

Most religions use love to express the devotion the follower has to their deity who may be a living guru or religious teacher. This love can be expressed by putting the love of God above personal needs, prayer, service, good deeds, and personal sacrifice, all done selflessly. Reciprocally, the followers may believe that the deity loves the followers and all of creation. Some traditions encourage the development of passionate love in the believer for the deity.

Jesus on Love

There is only one love that loves unconditionally — the love of the Divine.

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Religious Views2

  • Christian. Christians believe that love to God and to other people (God's creation, as they see it) are the two most important things in life (the greatest commandment of God, according to Jesus. See The Gospel of Mark chapter 12, verses 28-34 in the Bible). Saint Augustine summarized this when he wrote "Love God, and do as thou wilt". Christians also believe in the love of God for man so much that he would sacrifice his son for them. Many Christian theologians see God as the source of love which is mirrored in humans and their relationships.

    • Agapē. In the New Testament, Agapē, is charitable, selfless, altruistic, and unconditional. It is fatherly love seen as creating goodness in the world, and is reciprocal between believers and God.

    • Phileo. Also used in the New Testament, Phileo is a human response to something that is found to be delightful. Also known as "brotherly love."

    • Nomos. Nomos is devotion to God, and the subjugation of the will before Him and His divine law.

  • Buddhist.

    • Kāma. In Buddhism, Kāma is sensous, sexual love. It is an obstacle on the path to enlightenment, since it is selfish.

    • Karunā. Karunā is compassion and mercy which reduces the suffering of others. It is complimentary to wisdom, and is necessary for enlightenment.

    • Advesa, Maitrī. Advesa and maitrī are benevolent love. This love is unconditional and requires considerable self-acceptance. This is quite different from the ordinary love, which is usually about attachment and sex, which rarely occur without self-interest. Instead, in Buddhism it refers to detachment and unselfish interest in others' welfare.

  • Hindu. Hindu writers, theologians and philosophers have distinguished nine forms of devotion that they call bhakti e.g. in the Bhagavatha-Purana and according to Tulsidas. The booklet Narada bhakti sutra written by an unknown author distinguishes eleven forms.

    • Kāma. In kāma is pleasurable, sexual love, personified by the god Kama. For many Hindu schools it is the third end in life (artha).

    • Prema. In contrast to kāma, prema or prem refers to elevated love.

    • Karunā. Karunā is compassion and mercy which reduces the suffering of others.

    • Bhakti. Bhakti is a Sanskrit term from Hinduism meaning loving devotion to the supreme God. A person who practices bhakti is called bhakta.

  • Islamic. In a sense, love does encompass the Islamic view of life as universal brotherhood which applies to all who holds the faith. There is no direct references stating that God is love, but amongst the 99 names of God, there is the name Al-Wadud or "the Loving One," which is found in Surah 11:90 as well as Surah 85:14. It refers Allah as being "full of loving kindness." In Islam, love is more often than not used as an incentive for the sinners to aspire to be as worthy for a God's love as they may. One still has God's love, but how the person evaluate's his own worth is to his own and Allah's own counsel. All who holds the faith has Allah's love, but to what degree or effort has he pleased God depends on the individual itself.

    • Ishq. Ishq, or divine love, is the emphasis of Sufism, Sufis believe that love is a projection of the essence of God to the universe. God desires to recognize beauty, and as if one looks at a mirror to see oneself, God "looks" at itself within the dynamics of nature. Since everything is a reflection of God, the school of Sufism practices to see the beauty inside the apparently ugly.

  • Jewish. Judaism employs a wide definition of love, both between people and between man and the Deity. As for the former, the Torah states: "Love your neighbor like yourself" (Leviticus 19:18). As for the latter, one is commanded to love God "with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your possessions" (Deuteronomy 6:5), taken by the Mishnah (a central text of the Jewish oral law) to refer to good deeds, willingness to sacrifice one's life rather than commit certain serious transgressions, willingness to sacrifice all one's possessions and being grateful to the Lord despite adversity (tractate Berachoth 9:5). Rabbinic literature differs how this love can be developed, e.g. by contemplating Divine deeds or witnessing the marvels of nature. As for love between marital partners, this is deemed an essential ingredient to life: "See life with the wife you love" (Ecclesiastes 9:9).

    The Biblical book Song of Songs is a considered a romantically-phrased metaphor of love between God and his people, but in its plain reading reads like a love song. The 20th century Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler is frequently quoted as defining love from the Jewish point-of-view as "giving without expecting to take". Romantic love per se has few echoes in Jewish literature, although the Medieval Rabbi Judah Halevi wrote romantic poetry in Arabic in his younger years (also he appears to have regretted this later).

    • Hesed. Hesed, which basically combines the meaning of "affection" and "compassion" and is sometimes rendered in English as "loving-kindness". Hesed describes God's mercy.

    • Ahava. Ahava for 'affection' or 'favor'. It is not as widely used as 'hesed'.

 

References:

  1. The Servant, James C. Hunter

  2. Wikipedia

  3. Love Quotes

  4. Love Freedom, Aloneness, Osho

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