By Robert Elias Najemy
Love is a word used in many contexts. It can mean anything from
lust, desire or attachment to romantic love or the highest
The purity of our love can be measured by the happiness it
brings us. When we suffer because of our so called ĞLoveğ this
means that it is not yet pure. It is mixed with ignorance, need,
attachment, fear, lust, expectation, dependency or other mental
states. These are always the real causes of our suffering when
Love then is like the gold ore, which is dug up from the earth.
It is mixed with other minerals. We need to heat it up and melt
it so that we can separate it from the other unwanted
Our relationships with people close to us are the fires, which
help us to purify our love. Every time we feel hurt, anger,
fear, resentment, bitterness, hate, jealousy, disillusionment or
any other negative feeling, it is because our love is mixed with
expectation, dependency, need, attachment or fear. The negative
feelings, which are generated, are an excellent incentive for us
to analyze ourselves and discover what our attachment is and get
free from it.
Then we can love a little more purely.
Our gold is now a little purer.
When our love is pure and there is spiritual awareness of our
true selves, there can be no suffering.
This is the purpose of life; purifying and perfecting our love.