What is that essential which we call love?

The messenger.

That essential which we call love, unlike so many other kinds of love we experience, is like compassion and empathy or mindfulness, sympathy even,  an expression of our affiliation, of our inherent awareness of our oneness with the Great Spirit and all others.

About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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5 Responses to What is that essential which we call love?

  1. bert0001 says:

    I have experience love-compassion as a unified force, that goes through all the levels, be it corporal, emotional, mental, intuitive, and far beyond. I think empathy is the emotional part of it, sympathy might be mental – more experience is needed but Silence or what you call Thought seems to be the transmental part of it. Any way, words cannot express it.

  2. Ian Gardner says:

    A few days ago I came across a reference to what the Buddha, Siddhartha, said about compassion. Here we must bear in mind that the word he used would not have been “compassion” but a word or a term which became translated as the word “compassion”. Today, we generally understand, or interpret, the word in very shallow, superficial terms but there is a deeper level of meaning, one which I was trying to reach in the post above; a state of being in unison with everything else and, therefore, in sympathy with everything else – at one with all else. This, of course, is another aspect of Oneness.
    Even this does not fully convey what I am trying to convey but perhaps it will assist the reader.

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