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"The ceaseless desire to see another survive".
When you get to that stage, you don't feel any more need to "possess" or limit the other at all anymore.
It feels like the most pure kind of love possible, (to me). That is pretty indestructable, no matter what the circumstances.
It seems to me you have a weird understanding between love, and "romantic" love (and/or lust).
The western media promotes the latter, and promotes the former as disgusting. I really can't fathom how you could see your own children as "objects"?
Sorry. I'm really not trying to troll here. I'm just completely lost on how anyone with a child could:
A) Consider that child a material possession (as opposed to a person)
B) Conceive of love in such a primitive way, having had a child.
Do you percieve a difference between attraction and love?
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
Human love is for 'other'.
Divine love is for 'this'
'This' is what there is always and if 'this' is known then love is the condition. The love of this includes everything.
The love of 'other' is illusionary because you will only ever know 'this'. If you love 'other' you are loving an imagination, a projection because you will never experience 'other'.
'This' is all you will ever know.
'Other' can never be known because 'other' does not exist.
Have you ever known anything but 'this'?
'This' is this experience. 'This' experience is whatever is happening. 'This' is not ever made of more than one - it is one experience. It might appear as a you and other but it is one experience, the present experience.edit on 4-10-2012 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AthlonSavage
Is love when it boiled down really just the worship of a material object. That object could be inorganic or organic. IIf so then isnt love just an obsession. Isnt an obsession just a form of maddness. Are the only sane ones the ones who dont hold possessions of the heart?edit on 29-9-2012 by AthlonSavage because: (no reason given)