Sixth Perspective

Love “Thought-Feelings” in Prose & Verse

2:7         Of Love I write in accents deep
              as inward bond of unity.
              Love it binds all things as one
              as ordered will through Meaning’s bliss.

2:7.1      In the beginning at the end
              when past and present and future meet,
              pure limitless, underlying Love
              bathes our being in radiance.

2:7.2      Love is Meaning; Meaning, Bliss.
              that is all we need to know;
              for Love is will to-be-at-one,
              and Meaning is one-will in Bliss.

2:7.3      As Planets spin and atoms swirl
              as good and evil interact,
              one Will gives ordered meaning to
              their ultimate identity.

2:7.4      Though Love with strife do rule the world,
              strife is but Love’s consequence;
              for toward good and bad we are inclined.
              In either case, it’s what we love.

2:7.5     Passion for what we desire,
              sympathy for all that lives,
              is ardent will to be-at-one
              with that of which we’re separate.

2:7.6      Erotic love joins body-mind
              of masculine and feminine
              to propagate oneself from two
              for immortality of life.

2:7.7      Sex release for self alone
              with another, or oneself,
              is love of sex as urge and thrust;
              not sex as womb and phallic Love.

2:7.8      Do right, be true, to all, to you;
              understand yourself in all.
              Accomplish this in vibrant grace,
              then know through Love you share in Being.

 2:9        “Everything is relative”—true;
              relative to this or that;
              and Love, being both this and that,
              is unity relative to none.

  2:9.1   Love, Meaning, and their Bliss–these three
              are but the same in Unity:
              Love binds, Meaning knows all things,
              their Bliss shines on eternally.

The Love Testament: Sixth Perspective

Fifth Perspective

Goodwill: An Interlude

 1          Goodwill is love particularized, is love in moral action.

  2         Goodwill: A kindly feeling: well-wishing, benevolence, friendliness; a will acting freely from pure disinterested motives; an open, charitable attitude, without reservation or bitterness; a willingness to be fair-minded or impartial; good intention; virtuous inclination or disposition; cheerful consent; heartiness; readiness.

  3         Goodwill is the man of action’s religion.

  4         Goodwill is to be applied not only to others but to oneself as well — especially toward oneself!

  5         A person of goodwill is always ready for a smile — she can’t help herself. She brightens the day just as does the sun; but she has one advantage over the sun: she even brightens a sunless day.

  6         Goodwill is love anthropomorphized.

  7         She of goodwill surely gets angry, but never in spite or resentment, or rancor. Good-willed anger is anger justified and gauged rightly.

  8         Goodwill can’t but help being on the verge of joyful tears of love and sympathy toward everyone worthy of it.

  9         Goodwill is just that: willed goodness — goodness strong and directed; goodness wrapped in refined judgment and subtle sensitivity.

The Love Testament: Fifth Perspective

Samsara

The Wheel of Life

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. -Roy Croft

Till I loved I never lived. -Emily Dickinson

‘Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.” –-Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

If I know what love is, it is because of you. -Herman Hesse

Love in its essence is spiritual fire. -Seneca

The Love Testament: Third Perspective

Third Perspective

The Way of Love

[Written After Falling in Love with My Wife-to-be]

  1         Love is an overcoming of self  ̶  and other selves.

  2         It is now time in our history for love to take the ascendancy over ego. The ego has long had its day. It’s time for it to take the backseat.  Yes, long live the ego! But strong live love!

  3         If you think love is easy, is a kind of weakness, then, my friend, try it sometime – especially when you don’t feel it!

  4         No religious or spiritual stances with the way of love. Anything goes as long as it’s done in love, for the right :  ̶  just-right.

  5         Peace is the moral equivalent of love.

  6         The severe, hard masculine expression does give one a sense of power  ̶  manipulative power; forceful power it is a guise designed to instill fear, awe, respect for you into others. It alienates. The softer, relaxed lilt to one’s expression is a guise too, perhaps; but it instills ease and cheer and friendliness for you into others. It unites.

  7         Love wins all  ̶  even when it loses. A paradox, yes, but one to be understood.

  8         Just the thought of love alone can be enough; one does not always have to be loving, always have to have an object to love  ̶  human or otherwise.

  9         Being in a rush, being anxious, eager, restless, fatigue, are deterrents to the self-controlled love. To offset these, love must be foremost in your mind and life. Too much to expect? Mostly, yes.

10          Love is the great harmonizer  ̶  it gives us both the flesh and the spirit. What more could we want!

The Love Testament: Third Perspective

Samsara

The Wheel of Life

Whoso loves, believes in the impossible. –Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When yo love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be. –Leo Tolstoy

To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world. –Pablo Casals

The greatest pleasure of life is love. –Euripides

True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning. Nicholas Spark

Being deeply love by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. –Laozi

The Love Testament: Second Perspective

Second Perspective: The Image of Love

[Written in the passion and beauty of being in love with my Wife-to-be]

  1         Love conquers everything – even itself!

  2         Love is the power that moves mountains, that weathers rock, that shapes events.

  3         Love is no respecter of persons; it unifies and divides as It wills.

  4         Love is the mystery of human love.

  5         Love knows no boundaries.

  6         Love makes no mistakes.                         

  7         The flash of Love blinds the sight of human reason so to illumine the truth of vision.

  9         Love unsettles so that it may settle its way.

10         The tumultuous movements of Love quake the human organism.

11          The love between a man and a woman at its fiery center fuses them together in passion and beauty.

The Love Testament: Second Perspective