Inspiring Love Quotes – Love is not a Mere Sentiment, it is the Ultimate Truth that Lies at the Heart of Creation
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“The path of Love is such a path that whoever stepped into it, lost himself.”
– Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti
Ever since the dawn of time, mankind has been seeking to unravel the mysteries of the Universe. We have often wondered:
Why did God create this world? Why would a perfect Being, instead of remaining eternally concentrated in himself, go through the trouble of manifesting the Universe? What is the purpose?
The answers to these profound questions can be found in one of the earliest texts of human civilization – the Upanishads, dating to around 800 B.C.
“Trust the impulses of creativity stirring within you. They are the energy of life seeking expression through you.”
– Metta Zetty
One of their Sanskrit verses, has been immortalized by the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, in his captivating translation: “The Upanishads say: “From joy does spring all this Creation, by joy is it maintained, towards joy does it progress, and into joy does it enter.” It means that God’s Creation has not its source in any necessity; it comes from his fullness of joy; it is his love that creates, therefore in creation is his own revealment.”
Love is thus the force behind all of God’s Creation, and no purpose is necessary for that which is his very nature.
This energy, this creative impulse, this God’s love is flowing through everything and it is infinite. This force is most evident in the endless variety of creation be it flowers, trees, animals, people, stars or galaxies.
Every time we feel a creative impulse, the desire to paint, to cook, to write, to listen to music, to volunteer, to play sports, to be outdoors with nature – it is this most basic force in the universe flowing through us.
“Every person is worthy of an infinite wealth of love because the beauty of his soul knows no limit.”
– Rabindranath Tagore
Therefore love freely, love unconditionally. Do not impose boundaries on your affections. Do not confine your love to a narrow plane, focusing on one or two aspects of a person’s personality. Let your love grow like a warm blanket embracing every aspect of the person – the good and the not so good.
Most of all remember, love is not a conquest; if you really love someone set them free to realize their own best potential.
Collection of Love Quotes and Sayings
Presented below is an inspiring collection of beautiful love quotes. These quotes about love have been categorized under the following subheadings that are best read sequentially from top to bottom.
I hope these beautiful quotes about love fill your heart with everlasting peace and joy.
Love is the Motive Force Behind All Creation
Love is the gate to all the secrets of the universe.
Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902).
Joy is everywhere; it is in the earth’s green covering of grass; in the blue serenity of the sky; in the reckless exuberance of spring; in the living flesh that animates our bodily frame; in the acquisition of knowledge; in fighting evils; in dying for gains we never can share.
Joy is there everywhere; it is superfluous, unnecessary; nay, it very often contradicts the most peremptory behests of necessity. It exists to show that the bonds of law can only be explained by love; they are like body and soul. Joy is the realisation of the truth of oneness, the oneness of our soul with the world and of the world-soul with the supreme lover.
A beautiful quote about love from the book Sadhana – The Realization of Life by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941). His breathtaking literary works (which can be freely downloaded from our website) are a must read, for any seeker of spiritual wisdom.
Love is an end unto itself. Everything else raises the question “Why?” in our mind, and we require a reason for it. But when we say, “I love,” then there is no room for the “why”; it is the final answer in itself.
Feelings and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955).
Love is the Force that Transforms the World
Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World. It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that’s where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.
A beautiful quote on love from the best-selling book “The Alchemist: A Fable about following your Dream” by Paulo Coelho.
When a man loves, giving becomes a matter of joy to him, like the tree’s surrender of the ripe fruit. That only which is done for love is done freely, however much pain it may cause. Therefore working for love is freedom in action. This is the meaning of the teaching of disinterested work in the Gita.
Rabindranath Tagore explaining the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the world’s best known books on spirituality, dating between the 5th and 1st century B.C. The book served as the prime source of inspiration for Mahatma Gandhi.
The mother reveals herself in the service of her children, so our true freedom is not the freedom from action but freedom in action, which can only be attained in the work of love.
Tagore, in his book Sadhana, published in 1913.
The peacock’s full plumage explodes only when it is in love. Then all the colors of the rainbow shine on one body. To me the peacock conveys intense devotion and multifaceted interests.
An inspiring love quote by pop music legend, Michael Jackson.
The most terrible pain is to feel alone and unwanted. The most insatiable hunger is for appreciation and love. The cure is in the little things, done well and with kindness each day for the sake of his Creation, in gratitude for his love.
Gradually that love, which always surrounds us, will become known to us and illuminate us like the dawn, as we open our hardened hearts to it. And with it comes a holy rest and peace at last.
Jesse from Jesse’s Café Americain.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998).
A family filled with love and cooperation for each other, is a manifestation of Heaven on earth.
Shriram Sharma Acharya (1911-1990).
Someday after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love, and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will discover fire.
Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955).
Love is not for Wimps, it takes Great Courage to Embrace this Divine Energy
Although the possibility of being emotionally bruised through loving interpersonal relationships exists, love’s power still dwells in the great strength it commands. Love is not for wimps. It takes tremendous courage to embrace this divine energy.
An inspiring quote about love from the book “Secrets of the Light” by Dannion Brinkley, in which he chronicles his near death experience.
Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to reach out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life.
We have to take love where we find it, even if it means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.
A quote on love by best selling Brazilian author and novelist, Paulo Coelho.
Trust love even if it brings sorrow. Do not close up your heart. The heart is only for giving away with a tear and a song.
Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, in a poem in his book The Gardener.
Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price.
To love is to lose control: Love is like a dam – if you allow a tiny crack to form through which a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current.
For when those walls come down, then love takes over, and it no longer matters what is possible or impossible.
Love Gives Freedom
Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Love never claims it always gives; love never suffers, never resents, and never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.
In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.
A profound quote on love by Paulo Coelho.
The Living World is not “Out There” Somewhere, but in Your Heart
Wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.
Paulo Coelho, in his novel “The Alchemist”.
The heart of man is nearer to the Truth than his intelligence.
Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950).
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us, and to save us.
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