Every man and woman longs for love and to love too. Every man and woman wants love in his or her life, and no human denies that. Everyone has his concept of love, which depends on his or her upbringing, education and the influence of religion or the lack of it. And yet, no man or woman is sure what love really is. Man is as yet unable to pinpoint what love really means. Nevertheless, he is certain that virtuous behaviour plays a pivotal role in either maintaining or accepting love. Every man and woman has his or her personal standard of virtue. If behaviour is virtuous to mutual standards, then love prevails between the two concerned. If behaviour is not virtuous to his or her standard, love is either affected, or even lost.
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Comments: ‘What does love mean’
Julian Capper, UK
Love is such a powerful influence in life. It has attracted more words, spoken and sung, in every language and tradition where there is human activity, than any other force experienced by man. ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.’ These lines from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets reinforce the question with which this article closes: So what is love? Man’s creativity has never been so stimulated to give expression to great works of art and architecture as it has been by what is heralded as the love of God. Such treasures provide rich nourishment for millions of devotees and visitors throughout the ages. We would probably all agree that love is conditional, although initiated with a solemn vow not merely of longevity, but of eternity itself. It is a rare man who dares to delve into one of life’s great secrets – the secret of love. To reflect on the mystery of love may be the start of love’s journey.
Marcus Stegmaier, Munich
“Judge not, and you will not be judged“ an ordinary man once proclaimed, and this spontaneous realization transformed him into a sage. Dr. Shankar‘s article “What does love mean?“ clarifies why love does not judge but love understands. Human behavior is, as animal behavior, an inherent, natural factor and not a matter of willpower. Behavior is the expression of life‘s transformation process. When such an understanding happens to man, love – suddenly, not as an act – reveals itself to the witnesser, i.e. the watcher who is free from judgment, who does not judge, and, if being judged, witnesses judgment as appearing real to the other while it is illusory to himself.
This week a new month has started and with it new challenges and new opportunities. Now, here and now, is the unique opportunity to enjoy what is freely given by life, the opportunity for quiet reflection on life’s play of sound and light. It is beautifully presented in the words of Dr Shankar. Let quiet reflection refresh you and bring you towards understanding who you really are.’
Your article is super timely as usual. Your article indeed is a welcoming refresher that life is a flow and not situations so I only am not at ease with the minds labeling it to be a situation while where I’m alive there are none, where I am alive life is just changing at a speed my mind can’t even follow so “let us see what happens “ is living at ease with life as it is every moment.
Thanks for that Guruji, I needed this
What a beautiful set of the two CD’s: ‘World’ and ‘Inner flow’.
I have listened both the CD’s many times and still I feel the urge
to listen them again. They have so many facets. Especially the extracts of ‘anger’ and the ‘relationship between the senses and thinking are worked out so deeply and beautifuly. Thanks for this wisdom.
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