Friday, August 26, 2011

Love Without Incentive

What is love without motive? Can there be love without any incentive; without wanting something for oneself out of love? Can there be love in which there is no sense of being wounded when love is not returned? If I offer you my friendship and you turn away, am I not hurt? Is that feeling of being hurt the outcome of friendship, of generosity, of sympathy? Surely, as long as I feel hurt, as long as there is fear, as long as I help you, hoping that you may help me, which is called service, there is no love. If you understand this the answer is there.
-J Krishnamurti 

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