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Since the first man and woman were placed on earth in the Garden of Eden—not debating the earliest origins of man—the essence of love has been the topic of the ages, the central focus of universal law.
Love is that four letter word that creates havoc in our lives. The entire universe revolves around it and every act that is committed by humans is measured by the context of this tiny little word. We judge one another according to the merits of the word. Families are torn apart because they don’t “love us” based on our level on understanding or misunderstanding of each other within the context of our individuality.
Truth is that if we all loved others as much as we say we do I imagine that the world would be a much better place. In the BBE translation of the bible that I use a lot there are 250 verses from Matthew to Revelation and 149 from Genesis to Malachi – 118 more verses than in the KJV. Regardless of what translation we use, the word is used a lot so we ought to take time to learn what it means.
In the Bhagavad Gita (The setting of the Gita in a battlefield has been interpreted as an allegory for the ethical and moral struggles of the human life) scripture used in the Indian nations of Hindu and are to them what our KJV is to Christians, it also speaks of love and living a selfless life in order to serve humanity. Scriptures of all nations have the same thread running through their texts, and each has a “sermon on the mount” that gets to the heart of faith and how to live with one another.
Despite all of the usage of the word, there are several levels to love and I think that the majority of people don’t really have a handle on the power of its essence. Love is a universal attitude that needs no words when experienced in the life of the beholder.
Love at its highest state can heal the soul that is destitute. That is what this little book is about. Let’s begin to look at what love is …