a word used in many contexts. It can mean anything from
lust, desire or attachment to romantic love or the
highest Spiritual Love.
The purity of our love can be measured by the happiness
it brings us. When we suffer because of our so called
ĞLoveğ this means that it is not yet pure. It is mixed
with ignorance, need, attachment, fear, lust,
expectation, dependency or other mental states. These
are always the real causes of our suffering when we
Love then is like the gold ore, which is dug up from the
earth. It is mixed with other minerals. We need to heat
it up and melt it so that we can separate it from the
other unwanted substances.
relationships with people close to us are the fires,
which help us to purify our love. Every time we feel
hurt, anger, fear, resentment, bitterness, hate,
jealousy, disillusionment or any other negative feeling,
it is because our love is mixed with expectation,
dependency, need, attachment or fear. The negative
feelings, which are generated, are an excellent
incentive for us to analyze ourselves and discover what
our attachment is and get free from it.
Then we can love a little more purely. Our gold is now a
When our love is pure and there is spiritual awareness
of our true selves, there can be no suffering.
This is the purpose of life; purifying and perfecting
Elias Najemy is the author of over 600
articles, 400 lecture cassettes on Human
Harmony and 20 books, which have sold
over 100,000 copies. His book The
Psychology of Happiness; ISBN
0-9710116-0-5 is available at
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