And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others?
Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Do not forget to love with forgiveness, Christ saved an adulterous women from those who would stone her. A world of wronged hypocrites needs forgiving love.
Mosaic Law would hold Deuteronomy "If a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then both of them shall die — the man that lay with the woman, and the woman; so you shall put away the evil from Israel. If a young woman who is a virgin is betrothed to a husband, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her, then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry out in the city, and the man because he humbled his neighbor's wife; so you shall put away the evil from among you.
Tertullian wrote regarding love for enemies: "Our individual, extraordinary, and perfect goodness consists in loving our enemies.
To love one's friends is common practice, to love one's enemies only among Christians. Love encompasses the Islamic view of life as universal brotherhood that applies to all who hold faith.
God is also referenced at the beginning of every chapter in the Qur'an as Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim , or the "Most Compassionate" and the "Most Merciful", indicating that nobody is more loving, compassionate and benevolent than God. The Qur'an refers to God as being "full of loving kindness. Birr is also used by the Qur'an in describing the love and kindness that children must show to their parents.
Ishq , or divine love, is the emphasis of Sufism in the Islamic tradition.
Practitioners of Sufism believe that love is a projection of the essence of God to the universe. God desires to recognize beauty, and as if one looks at a mirror to see oneself, God "looks" at himself within the dynamics of nature. Since everything is a reflection of God, the school of Sufism practices to see the beauty inside the apparently ugly.
Sufism is often referred to as the religion of love. A common viewpoint of Sufism is that through love, humankind can get back to its inherent purity and grace.
The saints of Sufism are infamous for being "drunk" due to their love of God ; hence, the constant reference to wine in Sufi poetry and music. It is an obstacle on the path to enlightenment , since it is selfish. It is complementary to wisdom and is necessary for enlightenment. This love is unconditional and requires considerable self-acceptance. This is quite different from ordinary love, which is usually about attachment and sex and which rarely occurs without self-interest. Instead, in Buddhism it refers to detachment and unselfish interest in others' welfare.
The Bodhisattva ideal in Mahayana Buddhism involves the complete renunciation of oneself in order to take on the burden of a suffering world. The strongest motivation one has in order to take the path of the Bodhisattva is the idea of salvation within unselfish, altruistic love for all sentient beings.
For many Hindu schools, it is the third end Kama in life. Kamadeva is often pictured holding a bow of sugar cane and an arrow of flowers; he may ride upon a great parrot. He is usually accompanied by his consort Rati and his companion Vasanta, lord of the spring season.
Karuna is compassion and mercy, which impels one to help reduce the suffering of others.
Bhakti is a Sanskrit term, meaning "loving devotion to the supreme God. Hindu writers, theologians, and philosophers have distinguished nine forms of bhakti , which can be found in the Bhagavata Purana and works by Tulsidas. The philosophical work Narada Bhakti Sutras , written by an unknown author presumed to be Narada , distinguishes eleven forms of love.
In certain Vaishnava sects within Hinduism, attaining unadulterated, unconditional and incessant love for Godhead is considered the foremost goal of life. Gaudiya Vaishnavas who worship Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the cause of all causes consider Love for Godhead Prema to act in two ways: sambhoga and vipralambha union and separation —two opposites.
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In the condition of separation, there is an acute yearning for being with the beloved and in the condition of union there is supreme happiness and nectarean. Gaudiya Vaishnavas consider that Krishna-prema Love for Godhead is not fire but that it still burns away one's material desires.
It is not water, but it washes away everything—one's pride, religious rules, and one's shyness. Krishna-prema is considered to make one drown in the ocean of transcendental ecstasy and pleasure. The love of Radha, a cowherd girl, for Krishna is often cited as the supreme example of love for Godhead by Gaudiya Vaishnavas. Radha is considered to be the internal potency of Krishna, and is the supreme lover of Godhead.
Her example of love is considered to be beyond the understanding of material realm as it surpasses any form of selfish love or lust that is visible in the material world. In the Bhakti tradition within Hinduism, it is believed that execution of devotional service to God leads to the development of Love for God taiche bhakti-phale krsne prema upajaya , and as love for God increases in the heart, the more one becomes free from material contamination krishna-prema asvada haile, bhava nasa paya.
Being perfectly in love with God or Krishna makes one perfectly free from material contamination. In this tradition, salvation or liberation is considered inferior to love, and just an incidental by-product. Being absorbed in Love for God is considered to be the perfection of life. The term "free love" has been used  to describe a social movement that rejects marriage , which is seen as a form of social bondage.
The Free Love movement's initial goal was to separate the state from sexual matters such as marriage, birth control , and adultery. It claimed that such issues were the concern of the people involved, and no one else. Many people in the early 19th century believed that marriage was an important aspect of life to "fulfill earthly human happiness.
This mentality created a vision of strongly defined gender roles, which provoked the advancement of the free love movement as a contrast. The term "sex radical" has been used interchangeably with the term "free lover". The philosophy of love is a field of social philosophy and ethics that attempts to explain the nature of love.
Many different theories attempt to explain the nature and function of love. Explaining love to a hypothetical person who had not himself or herself experienced love or being loved would be very difficult because to such a person love would appear to be quite strange if not outright irrational behavior. Among the prevailing types of theories that attempt to account for the existence of love are: psychological theories, the vast majority of which consider love to be very healthy behavior; evolutionary theories which hold that love is part of the process of natural selection ; spiritual theories which may, for instance consider love to be a gift from a god; and theories that consider love to be an unexplainable mystery, very much like a mystical experience.
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