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related and the love spiritual. The feeling we derive from loving and being loved brings with it a warmth to life in a way that no other feeling or emotion grants to us. Love, in its purest sense, is an unconditional acceptance, an Unconditional acceptance of someone or something, the way they are, without judgement. But that this purity in love rarely happens in relationships with persons is a matter of experience. It is a wonder for me when I think about my love to Master – is it personal or impersonal? I have more wondered when I think of his love for me- does he love me because I am His or I am his devotee? These questions I am sure you all have and we find answers deep in our hearts.
In many cases when love is felt in personal relations, it is desire, caring, attraction and admiration. These qualities are felt in increased measure if the feelings are mutually felt. Essentially love is accepting and inviting persons just as they actually are, without them having to put on an act or behave according to some hidden standard. The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
The first experience of love for all of us was in mother's arms. The love we all had from our

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