M A R I A - M A R Y A M - PURA MARYAM SOPHYAH www.puramaryam.de
/ Berlin, Germany
What is LOVE?
Have you seen a young bird just starting to fly? At first it opens its wings...
the wing is the mediator between the material stuff and the air.
You are human. Your arm is your wing.
First you must be able to embrace,
then you are able to fly.
(the Angels - from "The Angels' Answer")
LOVE is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE – 'love' is what people mean when they say 'LOVE', but what actually is not LOVE at all. That is why I call it 'false, misunderstood love', or 'human love'. But also humans can learn how to LOVE - actually it is very easy to LOVE. Only, humans do not know LOVE anymore. They have completely forgotten it, and that is part of their entanglement with the deep abyss and the cause of all their fears, of desease, suffering, pain, of all the misfortune of our world...
The fact that MEN have forgotten LOVE, can easily be seen by the definitions if a lexicon (Brockhaus Lexicon 1987). There you find under 'love' the following types: 'love for other people' (sexual love, love for relatives, love for parents, siblings and children); love without a conscious sexual accent, based on understanding and affection = sympathy (for the clan, the nation, to humanity); the love for objects and values (concerning religion, this means love to God).
This can only be written by someone who has no relation to GOD at all, because it reduces GOD to an object.
This can only be written by someone who does not know TRUE LOVE = UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, because
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE IS ONE,
But our lexica reflect the general consent, the essence of the generally accepted definitions of the words of our language! And thus the definition of love does not surprise at all, because:
The love that humans know is for the most part dependence and fear - the fear to lose someone, the fear of being alone, the fear of not being considered desirable..., and so you cling to your family, your friends and your partner to keep them close to you and make yourself dependent on them, and you try to make them dependent on you.
Sometimes love is a way to control others - family, friends and partners are controlled to know all about their affairs and bind them to you.
Sometimes love is a kind of deal: I give you my affection, and in return I expect you to be faithful, to guarantee a certain standard of living so that my girlfriends envy me, to manage all those duties I have no interest in (papers, finances, taxes). And from the children I have raised, having sacrificed the best years of my life for them, I expect at least that they care about me and visit me regularly when I am old. I expect them to clean my windows and do other household chores, because they owe that to me...
Could possibly 'being in love' be closer to LOVE? This 'intoxication of heart', this extasy with all the ups and downs, with hoping, doubting, fearing and jubilating? Hardly so! Only a mother's love is the closest feeling possible, because a mother loves her children, no matter what they do or how they turn out, at least often so.
It is important to make this exact distinction between Love and LOVE, because only when the differences are clear, we can start to approach LOVE. The uncertainty and unclearness, the vagueness of the borderlines, are the cause of our lack - and each lack within us is a lack of LOVE!
LOVE is not just a feeling, it is that, too, but it is much more than that, it is the Highest POWER of the universe, with the highest vibrations of all, bearing unlimited POWER.
LOVE is unlimited POWER, impossible to misuse,
because it does not know misuse, it LOVES,
and can never harm anyone.
It knows no fear.
LOVE does not know fear at all, has not the least doubt. LOVE does not cling to anything or anybody, but accepts everyone and everything UNCONDITIONALLY and lets everyone and everything go UNCONDITIONALLY.
LOVE is not confined on a certain person or a certain group of people. It actually is not really a feeling, the way we know feelings. It is a STATE OF BEING. It is not 'unpersonal', but stands above any 'personalization': When you LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY, you cannot LOVE just one certain person, but you LOVE everybody and everything. Either you LOVE or you do not LOVE. There is no in-between. You even LOVE all those that others despise, the outcasts, the 'criminals', the 'enemies', those of a different nationalities you did not trust before. And you realize that there are no enemies anymore...
You even LOVE the stones, the plants, the animals, the mosqu