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Question about love

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Conscious thoughts, Jun 25, 2021.

  1. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

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    My journey have taken me to see the light of being Love toward everyone, but not being "in Love" with anyone in a physical way.

    Giving love in a spiritual sense has given me a lot more than any physical love I ever gave or recieved.

    How come that when going past the physical, the love that can be given is so much deeper?
    It is kind of overwelming to experience.

    Have you ever experienced something like this?
     
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    That's a tough one for me. I'm not certain that my gods give me love so much as clarity.
     
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  3. Conscious thoughts

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    For you in your belief, can God and love be one and the same when it comes from within you, but not as in a physical crush on an other human. But a love of compassion toward anyone you meet in your life?
     
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    I'm not sure. But I try to keep my vibrations neutral rather than high.
     
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    To not be sure, or not knowing something is not wrong at all :) it only means there is more to discover from within you.
     
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    Mock Turtle Silent Generation - so don't expect much
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    Yes, as in a love-at-first-sight moment, and which I suspect has similarities with many other such experiences. My possible explanation would be that what we experience is the recognition of what might be the prototype (the exemplar or model for all else) or something along this line, and in my case, what one might see as being that most wanted or desired, and which might fulfil all one's needs - even if such was delusional. Such might then apply to so many other areas - art, for example, and possibly religious experiences.
     
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    The Ancient Greeks saw 4 different types of love and came up with 7 different words for them.
    Why they did not see 7 different types is something I do not know.
    Agape might be the one you are talking about. But that does not answer the question. I hope I have experienced agape. I imagine we all have similar emotions and feelings.
    1. Eros: romantic, passionate love. ...
    2. Philia: intimate, authentic friendship. ...
    3. Ludus: playful, flirtatious love. ...
    4. Storge: unconditional, familial love. ...
    5. Philautia: self-love. ...
    6. Pragma: committed, companionate love. ...
    7. Agápe: empathetic, universal love.
     
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    Out of the 7 i would say i experience 4,5 and 7 now
     
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    Sounds good, it might be harmful and confusing, to experience too much love at the same time, an overload.
     
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    In what way is love harmful when it comes from the heart?
     
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    I doubt that all those things come from the heart. Eros and Ludus may not.
    But of course I was joking when I said it could be harmful.
    But no doubt the different type are for different occasions and could be confusing if experienced all at once or all the time.
     
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    I get it in spurts. It comes in forms of gratitude. I'm not familar what love is to be honest. As an adult it's hard to recognize it. My terms are gratitude, awe, clarity, and freedom. I've not had an spiritual awakening but if I did I kinda get a feel of how it would be.
     
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    This kind of higher love is real. I'm reminded of something I first heard 2 or 3 years ago:

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    That is word of wisdom :)
     
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    Yes I've experienced agape. It deserves its own name because it is higher then the other loves. Selfless universal love for others. Or universal love for life itself. Love without expectation of return.

    The hardest love for me is for someone that is a hard core criminal. I really draw exceptions there.

    The second hardest love, is for those who hate without cause.

    Anyone who has experienced injustice knows it's hardest to love an enemy. Believing in universal salvation has taught me that if everyone got what they deserve the world would be a better place. Something like karma must happen in the world.
     
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    I do agree that it is sometimes very difficult to love those who do evil, and i do not believe in loving what they do, but showing them compassion for that hell they must go through by doing so much evil
     
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