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Attempt at defining Love
In Omni-Connective Love-Studies
Lazarus Katz
May 23, 2021
"Post-love untainted by finiteness' seems to actually be the human ideal. Here is an elaborative description of such a state: What is the point of our life if we are only living comfortably, only just staying in our cocoon? We are born with this thing wrapped around us, and somehow, if it is ripped off us, we create another one, and then we stay in it forever. It is very limited; it’s almost like we were never born. We were born from our mother’s womb, and for survival reasons, the placenta was ripped away so we could breathe. But then, through self importance, caring for and protecting the self only, again we wrap it all around ourselves, and then we just stay in this cocoon. It’s almost like we resist being in this world. Even just to be in this world seems to be so much of a hassle, so much of a pain, so much of a burden. We sigh every other minute about how hard it is to be in the world, how hard it is just to live this stage of our life. There isn’t a sense of courage; there isn’t a sense of embodying anything beyond just the survival level of maintaining our cocoon and trying to be comfortable in that cocoon. This is really what we are mostly used to. But if one is to embark on the path of enlightenment..., one very much needs to reconsider how one lives and how one actually dwells in the mind. We must challenge ourselves to come out of our cocoon. We must be thankful for whatever challenges our cocoon. We must begin to develop the greatness and the depth of the [enlightened being’s] aspiration to leave our cocoon behind. - Dzigar Kongtrul Ripoche Compassion and Wisdom should be used like the two wings of a bird. - Traleg Kyabgon Ripoche Wisdom is the enlightened extensity of awareness aligned with reality, (com)passion resulting in practice is it's merging intensity - Quotation Library
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Eco-love as a starting point to accept and love all
In Eco-Connective Love-Studies
Lazarus Katz
Jan 28, 2021
Reflecting on the above third quote: "Tending nature; directly communicates with Creation without intricacies of adverse egos. Befriending animals; finds commonness without anxieties of conflicting egos. Liking humans; opens the path to ultimate love-harmony within Being", evokes to ponder about its points. In love of nature, there is reciprocity between the tending care it gets and how it produces. However, that reciprocity usually does not envelope the deepest levels of human feelings and emotions (as far as I know, of course). This is why love of nature, as said @Aron Mueller 'widens our scope of harmony as it seeks to reach beyond the instantly available'. In love of animals, there is a very strong reciprocity between selves that reaches levels of purity rarely present between humans. On the other hand however, the mutuality of human to human (stemming from similarity) is of course at a higher level. In love of humans, while the complexities of their differences is at the root of their incompatibilities and the lack of purity in their reciprocities, the challenge of overcoming it may propel them to the highest level of love. In the Biblical (2nd) story of the creation of Man, one finds these three levels. First, Man is presented as being alone with nature. Then comes the realization that man alone is 'no good', animals are brought to Man. Once the animals are insufficient to solve the problem of Man being alone, the human life partner is brought, which turns out to be the perfect match: 'bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh'. Marriage as an ideal seems to be a relationship not of two people who merely love each other or want to build a nest, but who are committed to overcome the challenges of diversity by finding a unity that dominates and harmonizes the diversities within their relationship.
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Research & or vs. Creation?
In Inner-Connective Love-Studies
Lazarus Katz
Jan 13, 2021
I have a quote pertaining to: the none-of-us-has-whole-truth belief: All are actually right and no one is ultimately right. But being relatively right varies in each instance according to the level of expertise - Quotes Library What the quote is saying with 'no one is ultimately right' seems to be exactly the point of 'none-of-us-has-whole-truth belief' since all humans lack the full picture from their standpoint of limited mind capacity perspective in time and space. On the other hand, with 'all are actually right' he says that each human's perspectives and intensities is actually not 'wrong' since this is the way this human just 'is' and has therefore a place worthy of love within Creation. The quote's third statement: 'being relatively right varies... according to the level of expertise' is not about 'whole-truth', but about partial truths held by experts which is the reason why they are consulted, relied on and paid for. What would be nice though, if more people had the humility to work out with each other to check who is the expert on what. With full cooperation the wise easily spot where they were missing a link that someone of greater expertise / insight did not miss. Such expertise does not necessarily pertain to a whole field, but as the quote points out: 'in each instance'. Back to the question posed here; there seems to be a good chance that the mechanisms of learning through research and learning through creation can be thoroughly understood. As a consequence, the answer to the question whether and how much each method needs the other, could be found.
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