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Featured What is Love ?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by sonson, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. sonson

    sonson New Member

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    Would love to hear your opinions theories and personal experiences on this question. So what is love Is it real? Is it fake? What's your opinion, what's your theory, what's your experience?
     
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    It is when baby don't hurt me no more.
     
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  3. Remté

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    It's a feeling arising from the brain combined with past experiences.
     
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    Seriously though love is a highly contextual term which has many dependent descriptors. It's as real as any other complex emotional, physiological or societal concept can be.
     
  5. Dan From Smithville

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    I got that reference. It probably helped that the song started playing in my head as soon as I read the title of the thread.
     
  6. Remté

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    My first thought was pregnancy..
     
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    Bond doesn't mean attachment.
     
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    Love is a real emotion, but it is not a single experience that is the same for everyone. The affection one feels can be for a friend, a comrade or it can be romantic. It may be easily defined in a dictionary, but it is not so easily defined in practice.
     
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    Bond: "Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together. n. Confinement in prison; captivity. Often used in the plural. n. A uniting force or tie; a link"

    Attachment: "The act of attaching or the condition of being attached. n. Something, such as a tie, band, or fastener, that attaches one thing to another. n. A bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard.

    Source: wordnik

    What kind of attachment is it not?
     
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    You do not need love for that.
     
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    Of course there are different definitions. Spiritual definition? I never had emotional "spiritual" love growing up. I get little bits from loved ones but nothing concrete. They believe actions are louder than words. Anyone can take care of you, teach you lessons, etc. Not everyone loves you even if their intent is genuine.

    Trust. Humbleness. Freedom. Reflection. and other.

    I don't use the term love; but, if I thought about it outside the brain functions, that's pretty much it.

    How would you define love?
     
  12. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    The highest form of love is when you become like a candle and continuously give of yourself to one and all because it is your very nature.
     
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    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    Why is this in the interfaith section?
     
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    Love is an integral affect of the brain. Love integrates us with others. This tells me that love stems from the right brain, which is more spatial. The left brain is more differential, and is often the set of distinct choices that prevents the integration stemming from love.

    In my experience and experiments, love is an aspect of the personality firmware of the human brain, which underly human nature. The firmware, are empty at birth, and begin analogous to seeds.

    Like a tomato seed, a firmware seed, at birth, has the genetic potential to grow to a full size mature plant that can bear fruit. Beside the genetics potential, a seed develops using things within the external environment. The firmware gather external sensory data as they grow/evolve, being pushed to fruition by their genetic potential.

    What is unique about the love firmware, is its input data is based on the cross programing of two people. The firmware within male and female are different, with the genetic impulses; drive and fantasy, and the cross programming data, helping each to develop the innate potentials in each other. The term, my other or better half, is connected to this affect.

    The ego is more differential and is conscious of much of the genetic impulse as well as much of the data input. There is also subliminal that is too fast to be conscious. The result is a generic and collective human expression; firmware place holder, onto which unique data is place, to make each love, timeless, but unique.

    Like the tomato seed, its growth not only depends on its own genetic potential, but it also depends on the availability of water, soil, nutrients, sun. It also comes in contact with drought, floods, lack of nutrients, virus, shade, mold, crowding, and many things that can inhibit its full potential. The final mature firmware is a blend of these things. It can be the product of a green thumb, a black thumb or a helpful or hostile environment. What makes it ever more complicated, is since the love firmware collects cross programming data, from two people, one or both of people can have green and/or black thumbs, leading a wide variety of steady state output, all with the same initial potential.
     
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    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    To love is to DANCE..!

    (I like the girl with the white hat)
     
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    Love is an emotion where someone else's happiness and well-being are as important to you as your own.
     
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    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    Beat me to it.
     
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    I like the Raelian and Judaic definitions. Raelian: to yield to everybody; to help them go their own way. Judaic: The tzadik is neutral to what goes on inside his body and what goes on to people outside.

    Also, members of the Church of Jesus Christ believe that to bridal your passions is to be full of love, but sadly many of them use pornography.
     
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    after I cross over dying.....I will seek out my loved ones

    heaven would not be heaven without them

    if they are not present.....I will ask the lend of a sword
    and go looking for them

    they had better not be harmed
     
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    It can be a bond without attachment.
     
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