Love

What we think of love is not love

Why ? Because it is external.

Since it is external – we can only express it in an external fashion. Thus we like to hug, kiss or even degraded further to consummation

That by no means is love.

Vivekananda has described the triangle of love

“We may represent love as a triangle, each of the angles of which corresponds to one of its inseparable characteristics. There can be no triangle without all its three angles; and there can be no true love without its three following characteristics. The first angle of our triangle of love is that love knows no bargaining.”

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“The second angle of the triangle of love is that love knows no fear. Those that love God through fear are the lowest of human beings, quite undeveloped as men.”

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“The third angle of the love-triangle is that love knows no rival, for in it is always embodied the lover’s highest ideal. True love never comes until the object of our love becomes to us our highest ideal.”

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Finally how do you know if what you practice is accurate

That singleness of attachment (Nishthâ) to a loved object, without which no genuine love can grow, is very often also the cause of the denunciation of everything else. All the weak and undeveloped minds in every religion or country have only one way of loving their own ideal, i.e. by hating every other ideal.

The moment you establish your path , your Method as superior and have ego you have turned your face from d

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