Sunday, February 22, 2015


For almost a month that I haven't posting a blog, but now I do! :) Okay, I want to share my research on Love with you all.

Love is a type of different feelings, conditions, attitudes that runs from interpersonal affection...It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection...also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self and animals. 

Ancient Greeks identified the four forms of love: kinship, friendship, romance and divine. This type of uses and meanings combined  with the complexity of the feelings involved makes love usually not difficult to regular define, compared to other emotional conditions. 

Love in its various forms acts as a major person who responsible for leading or working with interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts. 

Impersonal love 

A person goal for deeply committing and greatly valuing. For example, compassionate outreach and volunteer workers "love" of their cause may sometimes be born not of interpersonal love but impersonal love, altruism, and strong spiritual... People can also "love" the material objects, animals, or activities if they invest themselves in bonding or otherwise identifying with those things. If sexual passion is also involved, then this feeling is called Paraphilia.  

Interpersonal love 

Love between human beings is more like beloved than just liking for. Love is not available for those who have no feelings and are not matched. Interpersonal love is most closely associated with interpersonal relationship. Such love might exist between family members, friends, and couples.  

Views on Love 

Ancient Greek 

Greek discerns the words for love which is used. For example, philia, eros, agape, storge, and xenia, but with Greek, it has been historically difficult to separate the meanings of these words totally. At the same time, the Ancient Greek text of the Bible has example of the verb agapo having the same meaning as phileo. 

Agape means love in today Greek. The word "s'agapo" in Greek means "I love you." And the word "agapo" is the verb "I love". It generally refers to "pure", pure type of love, rather than the physical attraction. But, there are some examples of agape used to mean the same as eros. It has also been translated as "love of the soul." 

Eros is passionate love, with sensual desire and longing. The Greek word "erota" means "in love". Eros is the first felt for a person, with consideration it becomes an appreciation of the beauty within that person or even becomes appreciation of beauty itself. Eros helps the soul to remember the knowledge of beauty and contributes to an understanding of spiritual truth. Some translations list it as "love of the body." 

Philia, not passionate but pure love was a concept that Aristotle addressed and developed loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality, and familiarity. Philia is motivated by practical reasons; one or both of the parties benefit from the relationship. It can also mean "love of the mind." 

Storge is natural affection, like parents that felt for their baby.  

Xenia, hospitality, was very important practice in Ancient Greece. It was an almost ritualized friendship formed between a host and his guest, who could previously have been strangers. The host fed and provided quarters for the guest, who was expected to repay only with gratitude. 

Ancient Roman (Latin) 

The Latin language have many different verbs relating to the English word "love". "amo" is the basic verb meaning "I love", with infinitive amare ("to love") as it still is in Italian today. The Romans used it both in an affectionate sense as well as in a romantic or sexual sense. From this verb come "amans" - a lover, amator, "professional lover",  often with the attached idea of lustfulness - and amica, "girlfriend" in English sense, often being applied euphemistically to a prositute. The relating noun is amor (the meaning of this word for the Romans is well illustrated in fact, that of city, Rome - in Latin: Roma - can be viewed as word play for amor, which was used as the secret name of city in wide circles in ancient times), which is also used in the plural form to show love affairs or sexual adventures. This same also produces amicus - "friends" - and amicitia, "friendship" (often based to mutual advantage, and...more closely to "indebtedness" or "influence"). Cicero wrote a treatise called On Friendship (de Amicita), which discusses the idea at some length. Ovid wrote a guide to dating called Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love), which addresses, in depth, everything from an affair to overprotective parents. 

Latin sometimes uses amare where English would simply say to like. But this idea is much more generally expressed in Latin by placere or delectare, which are used more informally, later Catulus' love poetry frequently used it. Diligere often  has idea "to be affectionate for", "to esteem", and rarely if ever is used for romantic love. This word would be appropriate to describe the friendship of two men. The relating noun diligentia, however, has the meaning of "diligence" or "carefulness", and has little semantic overlap with the verb. Observance is a synonym for diligere; despite the cognate with English, this verb and its relating noun, observantia, often means "esteem" or "affection". Caritas is used in Latin translations of the Christian Bible to mean "charitable love". 


Love comes from God that the Christians understand. With respect, man and woman - eros in Greek - show love to each other without hate. Hate is not a Christian way.  

There are many Greek words for "love" that are regularly referred to in Christian circles. 

New Testament define agape as charitable, selfless, and interest in one another. With parental love and training to the children, the children will be seen good in the world; it is the way God is seen to love humanity, and it is seen as the kind of love that Christians want to have for one another. And Phileo, it found to be delightful as brotherly love. 

Christians believe to love their God with all their heart, mind and strength, then to love their neighbor as themselves are most important in their lives which based on Mark 12:28-34. 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is the famous scripture that everybody know. I made the note of it to jot down in November. Also John 3:16, 17 everybody know that God love the world so much that He gave His and only Son. Whoever believe in Him will be saved. And John wrote the letter to Christians explain that God is love, Christian love other Christian and love each other based on 1 John 4:7, 8.  

Thomas Aquinas defined love as "to will the good of another..."This is what Christian need to do, love one another, including the enemies. To be good is succeed in life. 


The word "Ahava" in Hebrews is the most used term for both interpersonal love and love between God and His creations. Loving-kindness is used to describe many forms of love between human beings. 

Leviticus 19:18 tells people to love other people like themselves. The Torah's commandment in Deuteronomy 6:5 tells to "love God with all your heart, all your soul and all your might." The Jewish oral law refers to good deeds, willing to sacrifice one's life rather than doing something so wrong, willing to sacrifice one's possessions, and thank the Lord despite trouble. Love between marital partners is considered an essential ingredient to life. Scripture Ecclesiastes 9:9 says, " See life with the wife you love." Song of Solomon is considered a romantic book in the Bible. It compares to love between God and His people, but in its plain reading, reads like a love song. 

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