LOVE QUOTES #1
How Did the rose
Ever open its heart
And give to this world
All its Beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light Against its Being,
We all remain Too Frightened
When all the false self-identifications are thrown away,
what remains is all-embracing love.
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
Only if one knows the truth of love, which is the real nature of Self, will the strong entangled knot of life be untied.
Only if one attains the height of love will liberation be attained.
Such is the heart of all religions.
The experience of Self is only love, which is seeing only love, hearing only love, feeling only love, tasting only love and smelling only love, which is bliss.
~ Ramana Maharshi
All love is God’s infinite love shining in each of our minds.
~ Rupert Spira
"Phenomenal human love is a teaspoon measure of the infinite love that is within you—love is your essence. Let yourself want more than the pleasure-pain cycle of phenomenal experience. Let yourself want more, and let yourself have more. How? By resting in what you really are and surrendering, falling into that which is prior to all of this."
~ Jac O'Keeffe
. . . fear, anger, hatred and violence are expressions of the loss, or the anticipated loss, of something which is loved. Or, of never having to begin with something which is loved. If there is no love of anything, there is no sense of loss or deprivation and therefore a negative emotion of any kind attached to the absence of anything. . . . All expressions of anger and fear, hatred and violence are distorted wailings of love.
~ Neale Donald Walsch
Everything we've ever done has been for love.
~ Byron Katie
I am he that aches with love; Does the earth gravitate? does not all matter, aching, attract all matter? So the body of me to all I meet or know.
~ Walt Whitman
The sense of duality, which is a barrier to true love, must prevail so long as the apperception of Truth has not occurred. Once individuality is surrendered, there is only total Love.
~ Ramesh Balsekar
The more evolved you become, the more compassionate you become, the more you show loving kindness to everything, to the mineral kingdom, to the vegetable kingdom, to the animal kingdom, and to the human kingdom. You show total compassion, loving kindness. You become an embodiment of love simply because everything is you.
~ Robert Adams
When you love a person all fear disappears. And when you are afraid all love disappears.
The love that you search for everywhere is already present within you. It may be evoked by any number of people or events. But finally, you must realize you are this love. The source of all love is within you.
Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth, "You owe me." Look what happens with a love like that, It lights the Whole sky.
The more we rest in the silence, the more we call forth love.
~ Pamela Wilson
Love cannot be thought about, love cannot be cultivated, love cannot be practiced. The practice of love, the practice of brotherhood, is still within the field of the mind, therefore it is not love. When all this has stopped, then love comes into being, then you will know what it is to love. Then love is not quantitative but qualitative. You do not say, "I love the whole world" but when you know how to love one, you know how to love the whole. Because we do not know how to love one, our love of humanity is fictitious. When you love, there is neither one nor many: there is only love. It is only when there is love that all our problems can be solved and then we shall know its bliss and its happiness.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
Dare to let Life take you. Lose yourself. Then you'll truly know what Love is. ~ Unmani Love is the ability to see every circumstance and every being as perfect just as they are...It is the total acceptance of all things.
~ Anam Thubten
ONLY THIS LOVE
Song by Kirtana from her album A Deeper Surrender
I'm counting my blessings as I lie here in bed
recalling your face and the words that you said,
the look in your eyes when I saw you last week,
that long ago touch of your hand on my cheek
I'm being consumed by a love I can't speak...
But if I could, I would try to explain
how it's worth it to suffer immeasurable pain
and be born into form on this physical plane
again and again and again and again
for the chance to be near you, just once
and proclaim this love, only this love, only this love
For this is the nectar my living is worth
This is my purpose, my reason for birth;
it was not for some future my mind could conceive
and not for the deeds my will could achieve
It was only for love, only this love
Just like these song notes that rise and decay,
everyone here will soon pass away,
even this room and this planet some day
We can only assume that God planned it that way
so we wouldn't get lost, but the price we must pay f
or playing this game, is that nothing remains -- only this love, only this love
I have no idea what the future will bring
or how many songs I have in me to sing,
how many chances I'll have to express
the depth of this love and the ways I've been blessed,
or how many times I'll be put to the test for love, this love
But despite all my faults, I hope you can see
past the tales told by others and the ones told by me
to the heart of my heart where a river runs free
untouched by the mind's sense of how things should be
And you can know me, as I can know you
and trust in this love we know to be true
and only this love, only this love,
only this love, only this love
People think that this search--what we do, is craziness. I know family and friends (myself included) have at times, tried to sway me away from this subject.
But, there is no greater pursuit than that of unconditional LOVE.
The human experience in film, art and books etc., revolves around the idea of finding love but they're fixated on the idea that love is containable in a 'thing' and therefore, miss the point.
Spiritual people love to beat themselves up with the idea of ego and what they are doing wrong, but there is no higher search, this..
Just one moment of remembering the unconditioned love that you are, is better than an entire lifetime of only finding love in people and things!
What a noble, beautiful search, to find never ending love in a world that is always moving and changing and most definitively never containable...
~ Lisa Cairns
In dream you love some and not others. On waking up you find you are love itself, embracing all....When you are love itself, you are beyond time and numbers. In loving one you love all, in loving all, you love each. One and all are not exclusive.
This absolute intimacy of pure experiencing is what we call love.
It is the absence of distance, separation or otherness.
There is no room for two there.
Love is the experience of pure non-duality.
~ Rupert Spira
What you will see is love coming out of the trees, love coming out of the sky, love coming out of the light. You will perceive love from everything around you. This is the state of bliss.
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
To love is to recognize the essential Unity. To recognize Unity is to know the truth of things. It does no good to exhort someone or yourself to "love more." Love is always a gift. Love comes unexpectedly. Love is a mystery. If we are seekers, we may try to unravel this mystery. Penetrate it. Bend it to our understanding. But ultimately love reveals itself to be grace, an undeserved kiss from the Universe. In a sense it is a passage through the illusion of independence. It is a moment in which the truth of things is revealed and in that moment we feel the expansion of ourselves such that we are no longer independent of that which we love, we are Unified, we are whole, we are at peace.
~ Wayne Liquorman