What is love?

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"Just because its not science does not necessarily mean its a bad thing... like Love for example..." RPF

So what exactly is love?

Love of science? Love of a girl/guy?

Anyone like to explain this? :approve:
 

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Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me, no more.
 
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:biggrin: ver good dan!! very good!!
 
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All through eternity

Beauty unveils His exquisite form

in the solitude of nothingness;

He holds a mirror to His Face

and beholds His own beauty.

he is the knower and the known,

the seer and the seen;

No eye but His own

has ever looked upon this Universe.



His every quality finds an expression:

Eternity becomes the verdant field of Time and Space;

Love, the life-giving garden of this world.

Every branch and leaf and fruit

Reveals an aspect of His perfection-

They cypress give hint of His majesty,

The rose gives tidings of His beauty.



Whenever Beauty looks,

Love is also there;

Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek

Love lights Her fire from that flame.

When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night

Love comes and finds a heart

entangled in tresses.

Beauty and Love are as body and soul.

Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond.



They have together

since the beginning of time-

Side by side, step by step.
 
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A mystic once said:

"Love is Action, Action is Knowledge, Knowledge is Truth, Truth is Love"

... any thoughts on this? ... I don't [Italics]quiet[/Italics] get it.
 
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Monique
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Ebolamonk3y said:
So what exactly is love?
Life is a tree, love are the blossoms and the fruit that grow as it ages :smile:
 
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the mystic must haven beenpretty trashed
 
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jimmy p
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Love is only an ancient instinct for reproduction.
 
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Monique

I guess so, see how he goes on about drinking?

"Happy-checked saqi of mine, give the cup like pomegranate blossom; if for my sake you will not give for the sake of the heart of the Beloved.

Saqi [cup-bearer], you are the darling, you are the sick man's cure; quick give the draft of gladness and healing to the sick.

Pour wine out in this bowl, smite the nick of anxiety; now, do not break my heart, my heart and sweetheart, and give.

Open that tavern, abandon this rowdiness; give to the thirst-stricken lover from the vintner's vat.

You are the soul of spring and garden, the glory of cypress and jasmine; now make no excuses, roguish idol, but give!

When you set foot on trickery and start away from the drunkard's hands our enemy will rejoice; despite strangers, give!

Give not grief and sighing, open the way only to joy; a sigh proceeds from the wayless; open the way; give audience.

We are all intoxicated of the encounter, athirst for the bumper of immortality; as pawns, give robe and turban before the saqi.

I am athirst of old, hot of heart and breast; break the beaker and cup, give much without measure.

You are both moon and moonshine, I am the fish of this water; the moon cannot reach the fish, so give generously of the moonshine."

Monique, you should know this: Who said "It is a fool who drinks to stay within limits"? :wink:

I'll stop what is almost amounting to spamming this thread :smile:
 
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jimmy p said:
Love is only an ancient instinct for reproduction.
Wow... Mr.Direct award goes to this unknown character Jimmy p! Gosh... So direct... I do not believe Love has the only purpose of procreating.
 
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quddusaliquddus, care to give us the references for the two mystics you quoted?
 
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Here's a hint: whenever someone says "love is ONLY so and so," you can safely disregard it. Especially if it involves chemicals or evolution.
 
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quddusaliquddus said:
Monique, you should know this: Who said "It is a fool who drinks to stay within limits"? :wink:
Hah, I know :approve: dekho: Devdas..
 
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Love is a form of temporary insanity that screws up your priorities - for a very long time if you're lucky.

Njorl
 
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jimmy p
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I was just quoting Marillion song lyrics from the song "This is the 21st Century"
 
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One forgot the love for the motherland. :)
 
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As fish is to water so the wisdom is to love.
 

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