Love as a “Religion”: Vedanta Philosophy

“Vedanta teaches us that consciousness is singular, and happenings are played out in an universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves.”- Erwin Schrodinger There is much of a discussion about the fact if Vedanta should be considered a religion or just a philosophy. The most profound thing about Vedanta is that it isContinue reading “Love as a “Religion”: Vedanta Philosophy”

Diotima’s dialogue with Socrates

“Love’s purpose is physical and mental procreation in an attractive medium.” – Diotima, Socrates’s speech When we talk about ‘true love’, we often try to constrict it to absoluteness. Here’s the situation where Diotima’s perspective about ‘true love’ becomes significant as she initiates the dialogue with Socrates. She gets extremely annoyed by the narrow interpretationContinue reading “Diotima’s dialogue with Socrates”

Pausanias’s Paradoxes of Love

“Love looks after the good and overlooks the bad”- Agathon, The Symposium In the symposium, while everyone is arguing about the totality and relativity in the concept of love, Pausanias (an erastês) brings out the paradoxes involved in the concept of love. There are considerable amount of paradoxes which are proposed by Pausanias that makesContinue reading “Pausanias’s Paradoxes of Love”

The Myth of true love: The “Other Half”

“Love is simply the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole.” -Plato, The symposium In our lifetime,one day or the other we question ourselves about the true meaning of something the world considers the most beautiful feeling one can experience. Love! Everyone tends to perceive its meaning according to their own percept, intellectContinue reading “The Myth of true love: The “Other Half””

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