Do you know love

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Do you know love

Post by ryu » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:43 pm

Hi All,

Has your path changed you?

Has your path made you a more loving person?

Did love come through years of practice or through an explosive realisation?

I believe we are here to know love. Maybe nirvana is all encompassing love. I had intense moments of love but there are fleeting.


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Re: Do you know love

Post by Wesley1982 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:44 pm

Yes, there is the all-ecompassing love which leads to certain virtues like compassion,wisdom,looking out for your fellow man, and so on.

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Re: Do you know love

Post by Dave The Seeker » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:44 pm

Has your path changed you?
To that part of your post I can surely say yes.
I have become more compassionate and have actually felt true regret for past actions.
I can't say is was an explosive realization, but it didn't take long to happen.
Has your path made you a more loving person?
I think I can now understand what love is, for one, not putting my "feelings" above all others, including my families. Also accepting what I used to call their short comings, realizing that these "things" are just their own individuality. Each of us grows in our own way at our own speed.
So yes, I believe it has made me a more loving person.

Kindest wishes, Dave
Everyday problems teach us to have a realistic attitude.
They teach us that life is what life is; flawed.
Yet with tremendous potential for joy and fulfillment.
~Lama Surya Das~

If your path teaches you to act and exert yourself correctly and leads to spiritual realizations such as love, compassion and wisdom then obviously it's worthwhile.
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One whose mind is freed does not argue with anyone, he does not dispute with anyone. He makes use of the conventional terms of the world without clinging to them
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