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"L" is for the way you Look at me...
Okay, so, I read something interesting today about love. It went something like (paraphrasing, of course): "Love is an emotion we find in samsara, therefore we cannot trust it." I suppose the author was trying to imply that even love is something false and delusional. But... I had to get everyone's insights on this, because I'm not sure I quite understand. Maybe because I'm equating love with compassion?
For me, when I say the word "love," I don't think of the song I posted above. I take the word "love" quite seriously and feel there is only one true form of the word: unconditional love. Everything else, to me, is "puppy love" or "a crush" or "romantic love" or just plain ol' "lust." I would like to think that unconditional love
, however, are one in the same. Are they?
And on that note, do you believe that we as human beings are capable of unconditional love? Truly? How about those who are enlightened? Are only enlightened human beings capable of unconditional love then? Are other sentient beings not capable of unconditional love? If anything, I would venture to guess that many other animals/sentient beings are capable of unconditional love, but then again, that's just perhaps me assigning supposed "human" traits to the animals I love (there's that word again!) so much.
So many questions... sorry about that! I just love talkin' 'bout love!