I think we all have known the feeling that we finally understand love.
I think we all have known the feeling that we'll never understand love.
I think most folks have had periods when they've oscillated between these states—sometimes within hours or minutes of each other...
My personal experience is that the only reliable and fertile understanding of love is what our highest spiritual traditions have bestowed.
O SON OF LOVE! Thou art but one step away from the glorious heights above and from the celestial tree of love. Take thou one pace and with the next advance into the immortal realm and enter the pavilion of eternity. Give ear then to that which hath been revealed by the pen of glory.
The essence of love is for man to turn his heart to the Beloved One, and sever himself from all else but Him, and desire naught save that which is the desire of his Lord.
Be most loving one to another. Burn away, wholly for the sake of the Well-Beloved, the veil of self with the flame of the undying Fire, and with faces joyous and beaming with light, associate with your neighbor.