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Divine Love does not derive its power from separation but from union. It is not fullness but emptiness, not Being but the Void. J. G. Bennett (1897)

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Without humiliation, Love, when it enters the conditioned world, gets caught into the polarity of love and hate and finishes as its own opposite. J. G. Bennett (1897)

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Happiness is not something you acquire; love is not something you produce; love is not something that you have; love is something that has you. Anthony De Mello (1931)

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It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds. St. Augustine Of Hippo (354)

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Saint Augustine cries, Lord I cannot love you, but come in and love yourself in me. According to Saint Paul, we must put off our own natural form and put on the form of God, and Saint Augustine tells us to discard our own mode of nature; then the divine nature will flow in and be revealed. Saint Augustine says, Those who seek and find, find not. He who seeks and finds not, he alone finds. Saint Paul says, What I was, was not I, it was God in me. Meister Eckhart (1260)

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Knowledge puffs up; it is only love that builds up. Corinthians, NT (57)

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We can trust the flow of the universe. If these rules of love are true, then they are effective whether we agree with them or not, whether or not we use words to talk about them. The reality of love is something you do for yourself, with or without words, and judge the results from your own experiences. Thaddeus Gdas (1924)

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The day will come when, after harnessing space the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire. Pierre Teilhard De Chardin (1881)

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We must not grow weary of doing little things for the love of God, who looks not on the great size of the work, but on the love in it. Brother Lawrence (1611)

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I love them that love me;
and those that seek me
early shall find me.
Proverbs 8.17 (1011 B.C.E.)

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Love is not an art like poetry, possible only to the few endowed for it, it is open and accessible to all. Soren Kierkegaard (1813)

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And in eternity no mockery will wound the lover because he was foolish enough to make himself a laughing-stock through hoping everything. Soren Kierkegaard (1813)

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So the life of love is hidden; but its secret life is itself in motion and has eternity in it. As the quiet lake, however placidly it lies, is really running water -- for is there not a wellspring at bottom? -- so love, however quiet it is in its concealment, is ever flowing. But the quiet lake can become dry if its source sometime fails; the life of love, on the contrary, has an eternal wellspring. This life is fresh and everlasting; no cold can chill it. It is too fervent for that; and no heat can exhaust it, its coolness is too fresh for that. But it is hidden. Soren Kierkegaard (1813)

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Love cannot calculate. Soren Kierkegaard (1813)

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I am so small I can barely be seen.
How can this great love be inside me?

Look at your eyes. They are small,
but they see enormous things.
Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

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The way of love is not a subtle argument.
The door there is devastation.
Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it?
They fall, and falling, they're given wings.
Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

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If you want what visible reality can give, you're an employee.
If you want the unseen world, you're not living your truth.
Both wishes are foolish, but you'll be forgiven for forgetting
that what you really want is love's confusing joy.
Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

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And don't look for me in a human shape.

I am inside your looking. No room

for form with love this strong.
Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

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Always check your inner state
with the lord of your heart.
Copper doesn't know it's copper,
until it's changed to gold.

Your loving doesn't know its majesty,
until it knows its helplessness.

If the beloved is everywhere,
the lover is a veil,
but when living itself becomes
the Friend, lovers disappear.
Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

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But believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance and trust that in this love there is a strength and a blessing, out beyond which you do not have to step in order to go very far! Rainer Maria Rilke (1875)

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But the body's desires, in another way, are like
an unpredictable associate, whom you must be
patient with. And that companion is helpful,
because patience expands your capacity
to love and feel peace.
Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

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I saw you last night in the gathering, but could not take you openly in my arms, so I put my lips next to your cheek, pretending to talk privately. Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

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Remember Augustine's dictum, amor meus, pondus meum. "My love is a weight, a gravitational force." As one loves temporal things, one gains an illusory substantiality and a selfhood which gravitates "downward," that is to say acquires a need for things lower in the scale of being than itself. It depends on these things for its own self-affirmation. In the end this gravitational pull becomes an enslavement to material and temporal cares, and finally to sin. Yet this weight itself is an illusion, a result of the "puffing up" of pride, a "swelling" without reality. The self that appears to be weighed down by its love and carried away to material things is, in fact, an unreal thing. Yet it retains an empirical existence of its own: it is what we think of as ourselves. Thomas Merton (1915)

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If ever two were one, then surly we.
As ever man is loved by God, then truly me.
Anonymous

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For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875)

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