Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What is your definition of love?“
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, love is the will to satisfy other people’s desires.
In order to truly satisfy other people’s desires, we need to understand them. Understanding the desires of others comes from sharing similar habits, qualities, thoughts and perceptions. Then we can know how to satisfy them, i.e., to express our love.
Love is thus felt according to a key law in reality called “the law of equivalence of form.” We all have different desires, but in order to establish a common understanding—the basis to reach love between us—then the intention upon our desires should be the same.
If we would each wish to reach a common love for one another above our desires, then we would form a common inner template through which we could know how to satisfy each other. We could then image each other’s desires within ourselves and understand how we would feel when receiving the same fulfillment.
Since we would share the same intention, we would be able to satisfy each other’s desires, and by doing so, experience love.
Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.