Platonic Relationships / love

This is the ancient, philosophical interpretation And those who only know the non-platonic love have no need to talk of tragedy. In such love there can be no sort of tragedy. ― Leo Tolstoy,

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Platonic love is a special emotional and spiritual relationship between two people who love and admire one another because of common interests, a spiritual connection, and similar worldviews. It does not involve any type of sexual involvement. Most friendships begin as either personal or professional.

It is named after Greek philosopher Plato, though the philosopher never used the term himself. Platonic love as devised by Plato concerns rising through levels of closeness to wisdom and true beauty from carnal attraction to individual bodies to attraction to souls, and eventually, union with the truth.

 

 

 

Courtesy – https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-empowerment-diary/201802/the-secret-platonic-relationships

Stay happy, healthy and safe – 20

Look up,

laugh loud,

talk big

, keep the color in your cheek

and the fire in your eye,

adorn your person,

 maintain your health,

your beauty and your animal spirits.

William Hazlitt

I swear !

I swear, since seeing Your face,

the whole world is fraud and fantasy

The garden is bewildered as to what is leaf or blossom.

The distracted birds

can’t distinguish the birdseed from the snare.

A house of love with no limits,

a presence more beautiful than venus or the moon,

a beauty whose image fills the mirror of the heart.

Rumi, The Divani Shamsi Tabriz XV

जिंदगी के रंग -37 

तेज हवा में झोंके में झूमते ताजे खिले गुलाब 

की पंखुड़ियॉं  झड़ झड़ कर बिखरते देख पूछा –

नाराज नहीँ हो निर्दयी हवा के झोंके से ?

फूल ने कहा यह तो काल चक्र हैँ

 आना – जाना,  खिलना – बिखरना 

नियंता …ईश्वर…. के हाथों में हैँ

 ना की इस अल्हड़ नादान  हवा के  झोंके के वश में 

 फ़िर इससे कैसी  नाराजगी ? ? 

Moon and the night.

The

   moons

        stays

                bright,

                      when it

                                  doesn’t

                                              avoid

                                                     the night.

 ~ Rumi

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