Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | August 29, 2010

Love is an art


Painting by Steven Kenny-the basin

Love is not a sentiment which can be easily indulged in by anyone, regardless of the level of maturity reached by him. All his attempts for love are bound to fail, unless he tries most actively to develop his total personality, so as to achieve a productive orientation; that satisfaction in individual love cannot be attained without the capacity to love one’s neighbor, without true  humility, courage, faith and discipline. In a culture in which these qualities are rare, the attainment of the capacity to love must remain a rare achievement. Or-anyone can ask himself how many truly loving persons he has known. Love is an art that is to be earned through effort and knowledge. Its not something one ‘falls into’ by luck says the Marxist psychoanalyst and social philosopher Irich Fromm and he quotes this:

He who knows nothing, loves nothing.
He who can do nothing understands nothing.
He who understands nothing is worthless.
But he who understands also loves, notices, sees.
. . The more knowledge is inherent in a thing, the
greater the love. . . . Anyone who imagines
that all fruits ripen at the same time as the
strawberries knows nothing about grapes.

–Paracelsus

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