Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Let's talk about Love

We need Love.
Every person desperately needs to be loved by someone who is important to them. Because this need is so great in young people, they often seek love in the wrong way.
Do you know love?
Many people confuse infatuation with real love.
An infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by an attraction to someone.(i.e, being blindly in love)
What is the difference between lust and love? What is sexual attraction? What is real love?
Although these are important questions, I never been to consider about that.

Lust is an intense desire to satisfy one's sexual appetite.
Lust is selfish-the emphasis is on getting something and Love is unselfish-the emphasis is on giving. Lust demands immediate satisfaction. Love wants what is best for the other person. Love is willing to wait. Real love will wait for the right time and the right circumstances.

Sexual attraction is physical attraction between a fellow and a girl. We are built with a sex drive which causes us to be interested in the opposite sex.


Real love has many qualities. Love does contain the magical element of physical attraction. But it is a lot more than this. Love has its roots in friendship. In true love, you love the total person. You enjoy being with that person and sharing things with them.
Real love is unselfish. It will sacrifice for the one it loves. And it carries with it the vital quality of commitment. It doesn't give up or quit when problems come along.
Real love will bring out the best in you. You want the one you love to be proud of you. If you are just infatuated with someone, you may 'laze' around and daydream, but if your love is real, you apply yourself to your work, you make plans, and you prepare for the future.
Real love is not just a wonderful feeling that strikes you suddenly. It takes time to grow and develop. Some of the popular songs in the world of music give the wrong impression that falling in love with someone at first sight is real love.

Precious Love
Satan does not want you to know and experience true love. That is why he promotes all kind of false love.
What is best for you is to have precious love-not cheap sex.
If you can have a mate, who is just the right person for you, who loves you unselfishly and is committed to you for life. Then, your home will be a little bit of Heaven on earth.

There are three kinds of Love.
1) Agape Love
2) Friendship Love
3) Sexual Love
The word agape is a Greek word which is used to describe a special kind of love. Agape love is that love who gives and sacrifices for the highest good of another person.
Agape love has two main characteristics: (1) It is completely unselfish-it seeks that which is best for the one it loves, and (2) it is committed love-it keeps on loving regardless of what happens. Agape love is not just a wonderful feeling; it is the definite choice of the will. One of the amazing things about agape love is this: when you choose to love a person unselfishly and act lovingly toward them, in time you will have the feeling of love toward them.
Agape love is not just for marriage. We should develop agape love for all people. Every person is exceedingly precious.

Friendship Love: This is the warm love and affection we have for good friends-people whom we like and enjoy being with. We should have such friends from both our own sex and from the opposite sex.

Physical or Sexual Love: This is that special, most intimate kind of love between a husband and wife. We should have sexual love for only one person-the one to whom we are married.

We need all three kinds of Love-Agape, friendship and sexual love.

Love expressions itself as below:
Love suffers long.
Love is kind.
Love does not envy.
Love does not parade itself.
Love is not puffed up.
Love does not behave rudely.
Love does not seek its own.
Love is not provoked.
Love thinks no evil.
Love does not rejoice in iniquity.
Love rejoices in the truth.
Love bears all things.
Love believes all things.
Love endures all things.
Love never fails.

All Credits go to the book Love, Dating and Marriage by George B. Eager.

5 comments:

Karaweik ကရ၀ိတ္ 妙声鸟 (Alvin) said...

If you are able to find this book, it is worth reading too...

http://www.amazon.ca/Simple-Buddhist-Guide-Romantic-Happiness/dp/0740738380

:)

Michael said...

nice one.. thanks for sharing.. sis

Myo Kyaw Htun said...

Thanks for sharing

Kyaw Zay Latt said...

that is my favourite topic ever...

thamudayanwe said...

thanks for sharing.