Love Can Be Different

laitman_284.07Question: If people maintain friendly relations after a divorce, then love did not bind them?

Answer: It is possible that love connected them. After all, love can be different.

If I respect another person, I feel attracted to him, but this is not enough to love him; I can still be faithful to him, understand, respect, and help him.

But to love is a completely different state. Love is not a state of reciprocity.

“I give you and you give me” is called a friendly state. And love is when it is not “I give you and you give me,” but rather, “I give you,” and that is all.

Perhaps two people meet, get together, and it seems to them that it is love, but in reality, it is nothing more than friendship. It can end at a purely physiological level, or at a level where people help each other, and so on. But this is not love.

Love is when you experience contentment from filling another person without any response whatsoever.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/15/2019

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