Qumi's picture

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other
but in looking outward together in the same direction

lucas's picture

what about different directions?

or in different directions for alternatives

lucas | Sun, 01/25/2009 - 23:07
Phroggy's picture


If love has anything at all to do with where one is gazing, it would be inward rather than outward. The original quote (sounds familiar) refers to the difference between infatuation and cooperation. Doesn't really say anything about love.

Phroggy | Mon, 01/26/2009 - 00:51
dabka's picture

I don't agree

There is a lot of love in it. I feel what is meant in the quote is deeper than that. It refers to the unity of love not through mutual projection.

dabka | Mon, 01/26/2009 - 06:40
Omkaradatta's picture


I, too, feel that it may be saying something fundamental. When we're gazing at each other, there's a 'me' and a 'you'. When we're looking 'outward' together in the same direction, there is essentially a single Self in (co)operation. Neither a 'me' nor a 'you' is involved, but something greater.

Gazing 'inward' constitutes self-love, but surely this is not the only type of love in expression.

P.S. it's worth noting that this could be saying war is love, as it involves multiple people looking 'outward' in the same direction. However, in this case it's a mutual joining together against another side, which is joining together against us -- and there's again a 'me' and a 'you' (us and them), two sides gazing at each other.

Omkaradatta | Mon, 01/26/2009 - 11:08
Qumi's picture

thanks for coomment

Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never
were and ask why not?
--George Bernard Shaw

There is one brother-hood, the human brother-hood
which unites the children of earth indiscriminately in
the brother-hood of God

Qumi | Tue, 02/17/2009 - 05:16
madan_gautam's picture


In love there is no me and you.
In love there is no time and space.
In love there is nothing but Love.

madan_gautam | Tue, 02/24/2009 - 17:14