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What is your definition of 'LOVE'?

  1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months ago

    What is your definition of 'LOVE'?

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13401715_f260.jpg

  2. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 16 months ago

    This is a Great question. I had to pull on the reins of my horse because I had a hiccup in my giddy-up. That is the question asks "What is your definition of 'Love'?" rather than 'what does Love mean'. I 'feel' those two are different. But, I 'think' they are holistically connected. The first asks of my feelings while the second what I think hence:

    For what I feel Love means is it is to experience and be cosmically connected to something and/or someone. In other words, it is both personal and universal being 'undefined' and there is contentment with that. Or, simply for Love I cannot explain what I feel.

    To define it would mean to assign words with meanings. That said, what I come up with now is ‘Love are phenomena of the spirit’. That will have meaning for each who reads. For me some hints are:

    ** Love and Spirit are abstract nouns
    ** Phenomena is the plural of phenomenon therefore usage of are instead of is
    ** ‘Of’ indicates relationship between a part and a whole
    ** ‘The’ indicates one or more somethings of common knowledge while remembering Spirit is an abstract noun
    ** And, spirit was chosen over soul as I don’t adhere to them being one in the same

    Therefore we arrive upon; An abstract cosmically manifested of an abstract.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Tim Mitchell for your wonderful answer! I am really pleased and impressed to read such an insightful description of love .It is indeed very difficult to define 'love'. But  it is the most beautiful emotion and that's sure.Happy Valentine's Day

  3. Ericdierker profile image52
    Ericdierkerposted 16 months ago

    Hi, Chitrangada. I like that picture. My son and I picked a dozen that color last night, for our wonderful lady of our life. (ours look a little more wild)
    In our hobby we polished up a great emerald and made a necklace -- again a little more wild that a gem. Back in August we found a heartshaped stone at the beach and saved it for today. Of course a wonderful handmade card.
    Yes I wasted your time with that little report. But it shows to me about the definition of love. My son and I worked together in love. And we did it out of love. And we did it out of selfish love because we love to see mom happy.
    My only real definition of love is; "That which is the very very best in all of us, together and apart".
    Best of days to you friend.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Ericdierker for your beautiful response! I agree with you that Love is the best emotion in all of us. And I truly enjoyed your little report. Happy Valentine's Day!

    2. Ericdierker profile image52
      Ericdierkerposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you it has been a pleasure to read the answers. Today I just got all crazy in love with my loved ones. Maybe just switch in my brain or heart. Maybe love is not of us and indescribable. Whatever this feeling is Thanks to the Creator  Namaste

    3. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for coming back Ericdierker! Yes I have also enjoyed going through the responses.
      And I repeat with you, Thanks to the creator! Namaste !

  4. manatita44 profile image82
    manatita44posted 16 months ago

    Happy Valentine's, my Sweet.

    “....Love is your quest for the unknowable.” He replied.
    “It is your intuitive search to give meaning to life,
    To re-discover your own beauty.
    Love is the inner sweetness that walks with you,
    Carrying your shadows and dancing with your joys.
    When you seek, you reach for the Current,
    That floods your core with an unspoken sweetness,
    Birthless, deathless and immortal.”
    “How can we find this?” said another.
    “You are the Light at all times.” Said the old man.
    “For as you cannot exist without the inner Candle,
    So too, you cannot live without Love.
    When you are deep in the throes of desire, Love is there.
    When you delight in the joy and spontaneity of your children,
    Love is there too. The addict bellows a cloud of smoke from his addictions,
    Because he too, seeks Love...” -Manatita.

    Taken from my poem: Love-songs of The Prophet.

    The Gift of Love

    " Both Light and shadow, are the dance of Love.
    Love has no cause, it is the astrolabe of God's secrets.
    Lover and loving are inseparable and timeless.
    Although I may try to describe Love,
    When I experience it, I am speechless.
    Although I may try to write about Love,
    I am rendered helpless.
    My pen breaks, and the paper slips away,
    To that ineffable place where
    Lover, loving and Love are One.
    Every moment is made glorious,
    By the Light of Love." _Jalal Uddin Mohammed Rumi.

    Have a great day!

    1. Venkatachari M profile image34
      Venkatachari Mposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, my bro, Manatita! What a beautiful description of love! I am very very happy to find thess nice lines on "Love" which is only experienced but not describable in words for people like me.
      Hope you are doing good (it is evident). My blessings

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Manatita for your precious and poetic response! Who else but you, can define 'love' in this way. Many thanks dear friend ! Your words inspire and bring us closer to God--the ultimate symbol of love!

    3. manatita44 profile image82
      manatita44posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you both, my dear, dearer, dearest friends.Love is omnipresent and the very breath of all sentient and insentient life. It is the pulse of Being. Truth is in all, but Love is ALL. Hari Om!

    4. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Man:  TIME is winding down!  Keep believing man rather than GOD & you will be LOST (Prov 14:12)!

    5. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Whos Jalal Uddin Mohammed Rumi? "Man rather than GOD" (Acts 5:29)? 
      You are causing a lot of souls to be LOST with your "poetic expressions" of man, soothing their "itching ears"(IITim4:3)!
      LORD have mercy on your poor soul! Time is winding down!

  5. Venkatachari M profile image34
    Venkatachari Mposted 16 months ago

    A good question, Chitrangada. It is very difficult to describe Love. I can only experience it and find a kind of happiness and bliss in it.
    Manatita has answered it very beautifully here and I am very glad to see him come timely to our rescue. I fully agree with his thoughts and those lines describe fully my enjoyment and experience of Love.
    Thanks for asking this question. My blessings to you.

    1. manatita44 profile image82
      manatita44posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Bro. Om Shanti!!

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks VenkatachariJi for responding to the question! Love is indeed difficult to define.Love can be seen in different forms. Love for God, for parents, for spouse, for children, for other living creatures. Love is the most precious emotion of humans

  6. Rachel L Alba profile image94
    Rachel L Albaposted 16 months ago

    Hi Chitrangada,  Love is the most important quality that a person can have.  There is a quote that says, "love conquers all".  I think that
    I Corinthians chapter 13 sums it up beautifully.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Rachel L Alba for your wonderful answer! Yes ' love conquers all ' and is the most powerful emotion we have. It can make the impossible into possible.
      Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Terrielynn1 profile image93
    Terrielynn1posted 16 months ago

    For me there are many different kinds of love. Love isn't love till you give it away. The love of my spouse, children and grand children. Then there is love of my friends and extended family and parents. Each has a special place in my heart. As more people become part of my life, my heart and love grows. There is always room for more. Each is different, but there is room for all. My cure for the world is more love. Thank you for asking.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Excellent answer Terrie Lynn!
      I agree with your opinion. True love is always unconditional and selfless. And you are so right that Love is the cure for World Peace. Thanks and good day to you!

  8. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 16 months ago

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    Love is a strong emotion of caring about the wellbeing of another.
    Naturally there are various types of love such as parental, sibling, friendship/platonic, and romantic love.
    What distinguishes romantic love from the rest is our desire to be intimately physically connected with our mate as well as us not wanting to share that part of them with anyone else.
    With that being said everyone has their own idea of what love is suppose to "look like", "feel like", and how people who are "in love" should behave like. It's love if it meets (our expectations).
    Essentially if someone does not love us (the way we want to be loved) than we simply do not (feel loved).
    Thereby an excellent question might be:
    How do (you) know when you are loved?
    Nevertheless (you) can never know what extent someone cares.
    There are those who are smooth talkers and excellent at setting the stage but really don't care. And there are some folks who just do a piss poor job of expressing their love (your way) but would gladly lay down their life for you!

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks dashingscorpio for answering the question in detail. I agree with your views. Everyone has his/ her own definition and understanding of love. I think if it selfless, it is love. There can't be any place for ego in true love. VGood day to you!

    2. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      " I think if it selfless, it is love." TRUE!
      "Greater LOVE hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye r my friends..."(Jn15:13-14)!
      "GOD IS LOVE" (IJn4:16)!

  9. stas karimov profile image61
    stas karimovposted 16 months ago

    Love is a feeling of happiness. Why then are so many unhappy people?
    Here is the answer

    God gives us love so that we create a family. But there is one problem - just the opposites receive love. What do the opposites? They fight. Very often, after a wedding a divorce. Millions of people do not want to understand that love is happiness but only the opposites get a chance to be happy!

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Stas Karimov for responding to the question and sharing your opinion!
      Appreciate you for taking the time to answer the question!

    2. manatita44 profile image82
      manatita44posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      A heavy burden on your shoulders, Stas. Yoga philosophy will ask you to look at your own mirror, not the world's. What you see, is what you are. No one owes you anything. Food for thought. Peace!

    3. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      "Yoga?"  GOD "working is us" not enough for u (Phil2:13)? HE needs ur help thru "yoga?"  Prov14:12! GOD is JEALOUS(Ex34:14) & u DENY *HIS* POWER(IITim3:5)!

  10. profile image57
    Norine Williamsposted 16 months ago

    How "carnal" you are by going by EXTERNAL things rather than what the WORD of GOD SAYS!

    Man: " “....Love is *your quest* for the unknowable.” Proverbs 3:5 "Lean not to *your own* understanding...."
    Eric: " "That which is the very very best in all of us, together and apart". Philippians 2:13 "It is GOD who WORKETH in us to will & to do of HIS good pleasure."
    Tsmog: " An abstract cosmically manifested of an abstract." "Abstract?"  GOD doesn't exist?
    Terrie:  "Different kinds of love?"  If not GOD'S LOVE, not LOVE!\
    Rachael: " "love conquers all". ONLY *IF* GOD'S LOVE!
    Dash:  TOTALLY "carnal!"
    Ven:  If man mixes ANYTHING in with GOD'S SPIRIT (Acts 17:23-25), which includes man's opinion of how to reach HIM, GOD is NOT PLEASED! Until I can find "yoga" in Scripture, man-made LIE!
    Stas: " feeling of happiness." Philippians 3:19 "Whose end is destruction, whose God is THEIR BELLY, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things."

    "CORRECTING" (II Timothy 3:16) with HIS WORD! II Peter 1:3 "According to HIS divine power hath given us ALL THINGS that pertains to life and godliness..."  Didn't GOD SAY the "definition of LOVE" is in Scripture? Why don't you LOVE GOD enough to find out what HE SAID regarding the "definition of love?"

    I John 4:8 "He that LOVETH not knoweth not GOD; for GOD is LOVE!"

    "STUDY" (II Timothy 2:15)!

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image93
      Terrielynn1posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, gods love is included in that. I am not sure why you always sound so negative about people's answers. God is in everything for me. My you should stop basing everything just on writtten words and let those Exeter your heart. Anyone can look up scr

    2. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Is 8:20 "IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING to THIS [HIS] WORD, there is NO LIGHT IN THEM!" Therefore, it would behoove all to "look up Scripture!"
      I remind ("preach") what GOD SAID!
      ALL have "choice" (Josh24:15)!

    3. Terrielynn1 profile image93
      Terrielynn1posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Norine we are talking about love here,god is love. Love is important in god and in all of us. It's impossible to write about all in a short answer forum. I am not sure why you want be so negative.

    4. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Terrie there is a diff in GOD'S (SPIRIT) LOVE & "natural love!" I'm ONLY reminding (preaching) ALL how to acquire!  If "P" Christians knew this, the world wouldn't be in the predicament it's in!  Knowledge is in WORD(IIPet1:3)!  "STUDY"(IITim2:15

    5. Team Wiseman profile image82
      Team Wisemanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Iron sharpens iron but but hammers crush everything. Don't be a hammer.

    6. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Talk to GOD about HIS WORD! I only deliver!
      IITim3:16;Lev19:17;Prov9:8-9;27:5;29:15;ITim5:20;Titus2:15;
      IITim4:2;Jm5:20; Lk17:3-4;Rev3:19;Mk16:14;ICor5:12; Ezk33:8-9+++
      I "try" to show LOVE by "correcting" for I 2desire "no one is lost" (Jn6:39-40)!

  11. Annette Roussey profile image80
    Annette Rousseyposted 16 months ago

    I don't believe there is one definition for "love". Maybe that's why there is so much chaos in the world.
    My definition and understanding of "love" is that it is an unconditional feeling of wanting to have a person or thing be part of your life no matter what others think. To give your love is a very special thing. You can't expect it to be returned though, that's the part most have trouble with. I don't expect anything from the people or things I love but I am thankful when they choose to give a gift or card to show they care.
    It is my hope that someday the world will come together on "love" so beasts and people can coexist. There would be no need for weapons of destruction. We'd only use  hands and tools to help each other keep our place on the earth and live happily ever after.
    Humans claim to be the smartest creatures on the planet, but "love" eludes us all.

    1. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      You see what I mean?  STRICTLY "carnal" love defined!  That's why "the world" is in the predicament it's in!  MOST don't believe GOD!

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response to the question! Truly appreciated!

  12. Engelta profile image69
    Engeltaposted 16 months ago

    If you can find the words for a feeling, it is already dead. Therefor there is no definition of love, you just feel it. I aim to not ever describe it into words, for if I do, it is already too logical to me (dead).

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer! Truly appreciated!

  13. blessedp profile image81
    blessedpposted 16 months ago

    For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten son that that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life St. John 3:16

    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down His life for His friend. St. John 15:13

    1. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Amen! 
      Author said it perfectly:  UNSELFISHNESS as GOD who died for us (Acts 20:28)!

    2. blessedp profile image81
      blessedpposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Rightly so Norine Williams. What a wonderful God.

    3. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      GOD bless you in your "understanding" that GOD *IS* LOVE!
      You wear your 'handle' well ("blessedp")! lol

    4. blessedp profile image81
      blessedpposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Gracias! Norine. With such a blessing we must let His Love be known.
      Bless you too.

    5. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      De nada! 
      I promised I'd serve Him until I die by "obeying" my calling to preach His Word! Satan hates It but he has already been defeated!
      I'm on the battlefield for my LORD helping gather His army (The Church)!

      Stay "blessed!"

    6. blessedp profile image81
      blessedpposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Preach The Word in and out of season. Obey your calling for better are on before. God will  carry you through for you are covered by His redeeming blood. No weapon form against you shall prosper.

      I will stay bless. Thank you and you stay bless the s

    7. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      You're "conformation" from GOD!  Bless you blessedp for allowing GOD to use you as 'a vessel' to deliver His Word!
      Oh how I love Jesus! 
      Gracias again!  Have a blessed night!

  14. Team Wiseman profile image82
    Team Wisemanposted 16 months ago

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    God is Love. Love is God. Jesus Christ showed us how to Love with the Love of God.
    Love is patient with others and is kind.
    Love is never jealous or envious of others.
    Believe it or not, Love never boasts and is never prideful.
    Love is not ill-mannered or easily angered.
    Love is not selfish either.
    Love does not delight in evil and never keeps a record of wrongs.
    Love is amazing!
    Love never gives up and and always rejoices with Truth.
    Love always protects and never harms anyone.

    Love preserves, Love always trusts and Love never ever fails! Love, is in fact, God.

    Is your love for others like this?

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this question!

    2. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Those are not "his thoughts!"  His Response is from the WORD of GOD!
      Wiseman, these people are talking "natural" love and MOST know NOTHING about the LOVE of GOD from their responses. 
      Sounds like they worship "idols" be it man or thing!

    3. jonnycomelately profile image83
      jonnycomelatelyposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      The love of god according to the gosple of norine, of course.  (Miss-spell-ing intentional).  No body knows nothing about love like norine does.   This is just humour not vindictive.

      lol  (wish there was vivid formatting possible here)

    4. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      GOD *IS* LOVE!
      I knew it wouldn't be long before Satan appeared preaching his "god spell" (Pun intended)!
      Me too!  For they would see your 'horns & tail'! lol

    5. jonnycomelately profile image83
      jonnycomelatelyposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for naming me, Norine.  Could mean there's some fire in my belly!  Lol!  Never stop learning something new!

    6. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      GOD (aka WORD) is not to be "mocked!"  HE is my FATHER!  How would you like for someone to continuously speak evil of your 'earthly' father?  How would u react? 
      When u "repent!" I will speak to u w/kindness! Until then (Matt23)!

    7. John Kristian profile image60
      John Kristianposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Love is extraordinary, unconditional, supernatural, invisible and feeds your feelings with unknown, unwanted and undesirable emotions. But loves only goal is to make each one of us HAPPY.

    8. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Amen!
      Sounds like GOD to me!

    9. jonnycomelately profile image83
      jonnycomelatelyposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages, John.  Carnal love...I fine with that provided there's no one gets hurt and each participant really enjoys it.  And that's not satanic.

    10. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Rm 9:3 "For I could wish that I myself were accursed fm Christ for my brethren, kinsmen according to the flesh!"
      Love gives " unwanted and undesirable emotions" but we "PRESS" (Phil3:14)!

    11. healthyeating-24 profile image59
      healthyeating-24posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Love is blind.

    12. jonnycomelately profile image83
      jonnycomelatelyposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Cherry-picking  obscure verses from your bible again, Norine?  Please explain what you are trying to say, in plain English.

    13. profile image57
      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I have a gift fm GOD but flesh sometimes make It "unwanted & undesirable" but I continue ("PRESS")  in the LORD!
        I'm human (flesh)!

    14. Perleen k profile image60
      Perleen kposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Love is a person...He gave so you can live eternally...

    15. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts Perla Kouame!

    16. Donna Suthard profile image72
      Donna Suthardposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Love forgives everything, including lack of love!  What is not love is but a call for love.

    17. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Donna and I agree with your opinion! Thanks for your response!

  15. davidos profile image71
    davidosposted 16 months ago

    Love has no definition, that's what makes it special. There is no way to describe what one feels when they are in love. Love can be so painful, and it can be so wonderful, sometimes even at the same time. Its not about what love means, or what defines it. Love is different for everybody.

    Love is when you smile at the mere thought of someone. Everything they do makes you happy and you want to be there for all of it. Love endures all things, and love will change you for the better. Love is what people spend their entire lives searching for, no matter how painful and no matter how long it takes.

    Every person has felt some sort of love, but nobody can describe it.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Completely agree with you! Appreciate your response to the question!

  16. Marie Flint profile image91
    Marie Flintposted 16 months ago

    Unconditional grace.

    Love is being joyfully centered in one's own energies to the extent that no matter what the outer circumstance, I am able to meet that person or condition with compassion because I am filled with a euphoric feeling that flows through me and out into the world to raise the vibration of people, animals, plants, and the earth itself.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Marie Flint for responding to the question and sharing your views! Truly appreciated!

  17. jonnycomelately profile image83
    jonnycomelatelyposted 16 months ago

    One understanding of "love" is being totally at one with the object of your love... not separate but fully unite in one.
    The most powerful, ultimate expression of love is when it's totally unconditional, requiring nothing to be rendered in return, not subject to payment, or gratitude or dependent upon gifts.
    Such love is rarely, if ever, within the scope of our human ability, yet it's an attribute that's worth aiming for.
    An example of where such unconditional love is extremely difficult to apply, is when an otherwise positive and friendly discussion gets hijacked and thwarted by Norine's pathological rhetoric.  Difficult but not impossible you mght say!

    1. Ericdierker profile image52
      Ericdierkerposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Your point is well made. Sometimes people are like putting weights on to run. Good tough exercise which makes us stronger. I think you oneness concept is right on.

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      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Alan for your response to the question! Appreciate you for sharing your thoughts on this. Thank you!

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    eclickposted 16 months ago

    it is difficult to describe love...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks eclick for your response to the question! Yes I agree, it is very difficult to describe.

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      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      GOD'S LOVE is "perfected" in I John 2:5 "But whoso keepeth [all] His Word, in him verily is THE LOVE OF GOD PERFECTED:..."
      Natural love is temporary! Even those married 80 yrs "hated" spouses behavior @ 1x or another but not when one has GOD'S LOVE!

  19. bluesradio profile image71
    bluesradioposted 16 months ago

    My definition of love is two individuals who care and respect each other, honor each other, and try and make each other better individuals in life....There is definitely going to have to be true communication in order to have true love...

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Marc Lee for responding to the question! I agree with you that Love can help to make better individuals. Thanks and a good day to you!

  20. Luke Holm profile image98
    Luke Holmposted 16 months ago

    Love is when you use your life for another's happiness.

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      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Luke Holm for sharing your views on this question! Much appreciated!

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    healthyeating-24posted 16 months ago

    Love is blind but anybody crazy in love.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Jolia for sharing your thoughts!

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      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      One thing I like about you Chit, you allow EVERYONE voice their opinion & don't "delete!" I wish you knew GOD doesn't need "help" fm "poetic" men (Col2:8)!

  22. Eurkpadox profile image61
    Eurkpadoxposted 16 months ago

    LOVE is simply LOVING AND KNOWING YOUR WORTH. You cannot find love with someone, if in yourself, you are void of feelings and lost in the midst of confusions. LOVE IS TO KNOW YOUR WORTH TO YOURSELF AND TO THIS WORLD.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response! Appreciate you for sharing your thoughts!

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    Leaguemindposted 16 months ago

    To me loving somebody means to care about them more than anything. Loving somebody means that you help that person you love, even if you can't help yourself. When love enters your life, you must put it ahead of you and it must be truly important to you. Loving anything means you put time into it, and also that you have a relationship with it. When people say I love you or I love doing my job, if they truly do love it, there mind and body must be 100% into it. For example, Athletes all seem to love what they do because they did it since they were little and have a bond with the sport. Also there is no such thing as wierd love you can love a sport just as much as you love your husband. The truth is it's not about what you do for them that dictates how great your love is for them, it's that you actually care and truly love them is what really matters. smile

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering the question! Appreciate your views on this topic!

  24. Dean Keak profile image59
    Dean Keakposted 16 months ago

    Love means "Live On Vivid Emotion with somebody else".

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responding to the question!

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    Brightestsideposted 16 months ago

    Love is the reflection of how you treat yourself...

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic!

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    StarQueenposted 16 months ago

    I'm only human, I don't know what love is but my feeble attempt to answer this question goes something like this:

    Love is our breath and the universe.
    Love is that which created us.
    Love is connection.
    Love is beauty.
    Love is deep and vast like caverns and canyons.
    Love is merciful.
    Love is ... us.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic! Have a good day!

  27. shanmarie profile image80
    shanmarieposted 16 months ago

    I tend to think of I Corinthians when I think of a definition for love. But in terms of the feeling, I think there are multiple types of love or varying degrees. For instance, platonic is different from romantic love. But the fruits of love (such as kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness) can be shown to even a stranger.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response to the question! Appreciate your views on this topic! A Very good day to you!

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    odannyohposted 16 months ago

    writting checks your heart can cash

    and thinking of him more often during the day than you think of yourself

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your views on this question!

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    Nhat Linh Nguyenposted 16 months ago

    About couple, It is a feeling when both find the other's eye sight, laughing at the same thing, singing a same song.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer! Appreciate your views on this topic!

  30. Fiorenzo Arcadi profile image84
    Fiorenzo Arcadiposted 16 months ago

    The real truth about love arises when you're older. Unfortunately when you're young, the body takes a different course in determining love. The older you are, you can always reflect back on your past experiences, some good, some bad. But the overall experience always suggests that the human being has loved something rather than nothing. If it is something you can relish the fact that something came into fruition. If it is nothing then it is your own soul that requires the same gratification that becomes similar to the imaginary love that one believes in. Love can be eternal only in the mind that suggests that, but the real truth is something different. Even with friends that proclaim their love in front of me, the man and woman show a different attitude. The woman wants excitement, adventure, even at an old age where it's tough for an old man to provide.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      You made some valid points. Thanks for responding to the question!

  31. manni0303 profile image60
    manni0303posted 16 months ago

    Love is selfless....you just want the happiness of your love....it only gives u strength

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I agree with you! True love means being happy by making someone else happy. Thanks for sharing your opinion on this topic!

  32. tushar19 profile image60
    tushar19posted 16 months ago

    Love is friendship, if she can’t be my good friend then I cannot fall in love with her. So basically Love is Friendship

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      You are right! Love begins with friendship! Thanks for answering the question!

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      jonnycomelatelyposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Tushar, welcome to HubPages.

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    Rajendraniroy123posted 16 months ago

    Hi chitrangada i love the picture..  love to me is my family....i came to know about love from my family...i have a joint family and the way they care for each other....support each other .....understand each other....sacrifices for each other....these taught me what true love is....its all about sharing each others feelings...caring the person you love...

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Rajendrani Roy!
      Thanks for your wonderful answer! A family is bound by love, care and sacrifice for each other. Blessed are those who have a loving and caring family. When our own happiness depends on others smile and happiness. Thanks again!

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      Rajendraniroy123posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks to you for asking such a beautiful question...:-) god bless u !!

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    Arshi Chhabraposted 16 months ago

    Love is the most beautiful feeling one can ever have. Love can be felt for parents, a friend, husband or wife, a cousin of yours or maybe your pet. It can be with anyone with whom you feel so close that you can share your fears, sorrows, happiness and deepest secrets without the worry of being judged. You don't have to pretend anything in front of them. You get the feeling of security, freedom and comfort with them.
    They never bound you in chains, they understand you, listens to you. One can bare his or her soul in front of that loved one.

    Love makes life worth living

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Arshi for your beautiful thoughts about love! Love indeed makes life worth living. It can convert even the negatives into positives.
      Thanks for responding to the question!

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    BraveisBeautifulposted 16 months ago

    LOVE MAKES YOU FEEL AT HOME.....WHILE OTHER ATTACHMENTS LACK THAT KIND OF OWNERSHIP!!

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Well expressed! Thanks for answering the question BraveisBeautiful!

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    Diyazreeposted 16 months ago

    Love is a spiritual bonding between two persons.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Yes I agree! Thanks Diyazree for your response to the question!

  37. carolyn0210 profile image61
    carolyn0210posted 16 months ago

    Love is when you would put up with another person`s bad points.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      So true!
      Thanks Carolyn for answering the question!

  38. Neha Neha Boom profile image60
    Neha Neha Boomposted 16 months ago

    All you need is love," sang the Beatles. When one considers the widely documented health benefits of being in a happy relationship, they might have been on to something. ... Research has demonstrated a myriad of health benefits - physical, mental and emotional - associated with being in an affectionate relationship

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      You are right! What a wonderful point of view!
      Thanks for answering Neha Neha Boom!

  39. poppyr profile image94
    poppyrposted 16 months ago

    It's something we still can't understand. There is no perfect definition because there isn't anything like it.

    I'd like to say LOVE is one of the things that separates us from animals. A deer may have protective instincts of her offspring for the sake of reproduction, but they (probably) don't LOVE like humans do.

    We also have different types of love... romantic, love for our family, love for our friends. It's a kind of a magic in itself. I love how people from across the ages have sung about love and heartbreak. Humans all share that in common smile

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Poppy Reid for taking the time to answer this question!
      As you rightly said, there can not be one and perfect definition of love. It's amazing how many shades it can have, all so different. But love makes us all so much Human.
      Thank you!

  40. TLilly15 profile image60
    TLilly15posted 15 months ago

    My definition of Love is, getting along with people, being about to trust people, having someone be there, for you when you need them.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Joyce Taylor for sharing your opinion on this topic! I agree with you. Trust is an important characteristic of love. And those in love are always there for each other. Thank you for answering!

  41. gobindo12345 profile image60
    gobindo12345posted 15 months ago

    Love is blind.The definition is love different to every human.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering the question gobindoroy!

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    bunnysaikrishnaposted 15 months ago

    There is no definition for love it's  just a felling . Not just feeling it was a greatest feeling which can rule and break the world.It was an emotion . And emotions don't have definition. Love was a meaningful definition less emotion.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Well said! Emotions can be felt not defined. Thanks for your response bunnysaikrishna!

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    unbotheredpDxposted 15 months ago

    love is an affection u feel from a serious relationship

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks unbotheredpDx for sharing your views on this topic! Truly appreciated!

  44. Linda Matshoba profile image61
    Linda Matshobaposted 15 months ago

    The only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of seasons.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      What a beautiful way to define love!
      Thanks Linda Matshoba for answering the question!

  45. Mrinmoy2017 profile image63
    Mrinmoy2017posted 15 months ago

    Though i am not expert about the word 'love', I think, love is kinda reflection of nature and a mirror of good things happening altogether surroundings.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Mrinmoy for taking the time to answer this question! It is a difficult word to define. I am getting enlightened by all the responses including yours. Thanks again!

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    Claudia Tressposted 15 months ago

    I have come to understand that love is not about fireworks and butterflies, but rather, it is something that endures, and stands the test of time. It is everything that The Bible says it is, in Corinthians! Sometimes with love, we have to get our hands dirty :-)

    Tamara Yancosky Moore

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Tamara Yancosky Moore for sharing your thoughts about 'love'. Yes--true love has to pass though difficult times and it becomes deeper and long lasting by doing so.
      Appreciate your response!

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    Nathanael Westposted 15 months ago

    Being a part of something greater then yourself.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Andrew for sharing your thoughts about 'love'. Truly appreciated!

  48. howlermunkey profile image89
    howlermunkeyposted 15 months ago

    2 bottles of Far Niente (Lewis?) Cab Sav and a dry-aged ribeye steak.

    1. jonnycomelately profile image83
      jonnycomelatelyposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      All and any of your favourites would be enhanced by good company, surely?  Is it not the connections which make for the Joys of Love, however they are made?

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    kingarif001posted 15 months ago

    love is not any thing if your mind is work.
    love is only 4 words and its for fool program for all kind of human

  50. Ajsdairy profile image59
    Ajsdairyposted 15 months ago

    Love is a feeling which never exist but persist in thoughts, its often mistaken for care, and affection.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your views and answering the question!

 
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