Samsara

The Wheel of Life

Love cannot come through fear, its basis is freedom. When we really begin
to love the world, then we understand what is meant by brotherhood or
mankind, and not before. -Vivekananda

Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you ever felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God. –Vivekananda

The only way is love and sympathy. The only worship is love. -Vivekananda

Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence. -Vincent Van Gogh

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix

The Love Testament: Second Perspective

Samsara

The Wheel of Life

Love is the outreach of self toward completion. –A minister

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist. –A woman writer

It is something – it can be everything –to have found a fellow bird with whom you can sit among the rafters while the drinking and boasting and reciting and fighting go on below. -A man / writer

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. –A man / A writer

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say to him, “What are you going through?” Simone Weil / French philosopher

It is not love, but lack of love, that is blind. –A woman

The Love Testament: Second Perspective

Samsara

The Wheel of Life

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -A man

It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. -A man

In my Sunday School class there was a beautiful little girl with golden curls. I was smitten at once and still am. -HT /American President / on his wife Bess

Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it, too. -KM a man /psychiatrist

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality…the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else. -Jose Ortega Y. Gasset

It’s terrifying to care, of course, and the young man whom I once heard say to the girl whose hand he was holding, “Shit, I think I love you,” in the ominous tones of someone declaring that he was coming down with the plague, probably put the fear that accompanies loving as graphically as it can be put. –MS / A woman writer

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

Samsara

The Wheel of Life

Love must be reinvented. – Rimbaud

Love is the only effective counter to death – MD /woman British writer

A man is privileged when his passion obliges him to betray his convictions to please the woman he loves. – R.M. / m /  Belgian artist

We don’t love qualities, we love a person; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as their qualities. – Jacques Maritain / French philosopher

Love…is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.

– IM / m / British writer

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love. – Anais Nin

Love is the common denominator. – AR / French film director

The Love Testament: First Perspective