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WHAT MEN THOUGHT

 What Is Love?
 
[From The Rosicrucian Digest August 1947]
 
 
The ... love of the mind towards God is that very love of God whereby God loves himself.--Spinoza.
 
Love is our highest word, and the synonym for God.--Emerson.
 
You may say generally that all desire of good and happiness is only the great and subtle power of love.--Plato.
 
Without that sacred passion we are less than beasts; but with it, earth is heaven and we are Gods.--Robert G. Ingersoll.
 
To those who are good (to me), I am good; and to those who are not good (to me), I am also good, and thus (all) get to be good.--Tao Teh King.
 
Creatures without feet have my love, and likewise those that have two feet, and those that have four feet I love, and those, too, that have many feet.--The Culla-Vagga.
 
The man who foolishly does me wrong, I will return to him the protection of my most ungrudging love....--The Buddha.
 
The love of the sage for others receives its name from them .... His love of others never has an end.--Kwang-Tze.
 
It is strange that men will talk of miracles, revelations, inspiration, and the like, as things past, while love remains.--Thoreau.
 


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