peace adam, i would say, that explination of love is very good, i would have to agree with all of its properties, i would like to add this on, as additional understanding, something i wrote.
LOVE IS A GUN
LOVE is the most precious force that you have. Because when you offer your love, whomever you offer it to, can take advantage of you by your love. Your love becomes the vehicle of your enslavement, your manipulation or your destruction. You dont give love to everything or everyone. Note that using the word (falling) in love, indicates a drop, become lower, collapse, a descent.
Obviously you have engaged in something without knowing the nature of it. Even if you know the backround of a person - how has that background affected the nature of the person? It may have added another personality. Remember in a world like this all is a facade. It is not the seen you pay particular attention to; its the unseen that is the real nature. How do you pull it out or see it? By recognizing the nature of circumstances.
In addition to the background, and whatever the cause is, the effect has subliminally incoded itself in the subconscious, and it has to manifest itself, by other circumstances, which will bring it up from the depth of the subconscious. This is relevent to both parties. To enter into love shows more focused consciousness and direction of thought, because to enter means to go or come into, join, begin, engage.
Reality should cause you to know something externally and internally, in order to have both sides to a thing or person. Duality is the complete concept of life; you have body + spirit. One does not exist without the other. So love is freedom, justice and equality.
By knowing self, produces love for other than self, seeking to elevate self to create a forcefield of protection for those lives.
For an act to qualify as love, it has to be conducted in the absence of emotional pressure. It has to be subjected to intellectual deliberation, involving the careful and intelligent weighing of choices, outcomes, and consequences. Selflessness is not once or twice of GREAT MOMENTS of sacrifice, but in the day to day challenges that visits us all.
Originally Posted by Adam
What is love? That is a question that will take me quite some time to answer.
It is like the nameless tao. Love is unlimited. To describe it is to limit is, which keeps the definition from truly describing Love. Seekers may not find it, but it can only be found by seeking. Even calling it Love is not Love, because a name limits it.
I think this will take a lot of meditation... Love is subjective to everybody, and is an eternal truth for each individual, so my description will not fit with other people's descriptions.
The most simple description that I can come up with is that Love is relationships which increase Joy.
I have also seen a definition of love in a link from someone else's signature recently... Michael Chui's Definition of Love
. It is written in a more scientific format, but it is thorough.