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Old 14-06-2014, 08:23 PM   #363
lightgiver
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The definition of love in B: wanting others to be happy..This love is unconditional and it requires a lot of courage and acceptance (including self-acceptance)..The "near enemy" of love, or a quality which appears similar, but is more an opposite is: conditional love (selfish love)..The opposite is wanting others to be unhappy: anger, hatred..A result which one needs to avoid is: attachment..This definition means that 'love' in B refers to something quite different from the ordinary term of love which is usually about attachment, more or less successful relationships and sex; all of which are rarely without self-interest. Instead, in B it refers to de-tachment and the unselfish interest in O-thers' Welfare..'Even offering 300 Bowls of food 3 times a day does not match the spiritual merit Gained in 1 moment of love.' Nagarjuna...

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"Rahula, practice loving kindness to overcome anger.. Loving kindness has the capacity to bring happiness to others without demanding anything in return..Practice compassion to overcome cruelty. Compassion has the capacity to remove the suffering of others without expecting anything in return..Practice sympathetic joy to overcome hatred.. Sympathetic joy arises when one rejoices over the happiness of others and wishes others well-being and success..Practice non-attachment to overcome prejudice. Non-attachment is the way of looking at all things openly and equally. This is because that is. Myself and others are not separate. Do not reject one thing only to chase after another..I call these the 4 immeasurables. Practice them and you will become a refreshing source of vitality and happiness for others"...
http://viewonbuddhism.org/immeasurab...rejoicing.html
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=177There, in the presence of G, I understood at last how my love could release us all from the powers of darkness..A land beyond a great vast forest surrounded by majestic mountains and lush vineyards and flowers of such frailty and beauty as to be found no where else..The princess, she┬┤s a river filled with tears of sadness and...heartbreak...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=273

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