“The inability to love is the root of all evil.”—D. Samarender Reddy
Is it the Truth that I seek Or is it love How can one tell? Being in love with the truth Why would I be missing love And yet, Much as I love Socrates Lord Byron, too, gets me going And I wonder If Truth and Love Are sitting apart In the heavens above Unmindful … Continue reading What Is Truth, What Is Love?
"Love is a state of being. Sex is energy. Love is wise, sex is blind. Once the true nature of love and sex is understood there will be no conflict or confusion. ... Sex is an acquired habit. Go beyond. As long as your focus is on the body, you will remain in the clutches … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Love and Sex
Nisargadatta Maharaj: Does not the word 'love' basically signify 'a need' of some kind, for you love the person, or the thing that satisfies your need? Indeed, the love between man and woman satisfies the need of each for the other whether the need be physical, by way of companionship, or in any other form or … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Love
"I think ultimately love (only romantic?) is a selfish thing. Love happens when a person of the opposite sex (here I risk being accused of being homophobic) comes along who satisfies all your expectations at the physical, psychological, personality, emotional, social, cultural, etc. level. So, when one's needs seem to be met in another person … Continue reading Love Is Selfish
Do not pretend that you love others as yourself. Unless you have realised them as one with yourself, you cannot love them. Don't pretend to be what you are not, don't refuse to be what you are. Your love of others is the result of self-knowledge, not its cause. Without self-realisation, no virtue is genuine. … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Love