[Advaita-l] Love molecule
murali_mohan at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 2 22:17:56 CST 2005
I don't have much details, just read it in the papers. But the question that haunts me is whether terms such as "Universal Love", "Unconditional Love" etc which are now-a-days used quite frequently by the spiritual leaders and new-age gurus - are they not just emotions again and hence at the mental/material level? Is it not totally different from the nature of the Brahman which loves or hates nothing in particular and hence is neutral?
Mahesh Ursekar <mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com> wrote:
Can you please clarify:
Have they discovered that when a person is in love, the molecule is present
Have they discovered that if this molecule is injected, the person falls in
love and naturally, the next question is, if so, with whom does he or she
fall in love?
If the former, I think it has been addressed in the previous mails.
If the latter, it would indeed be interesting if you can answer the second
part of my question.
Humble Pranams, Mahesh
On 12/2/05, murali mohan wrote:
> Now I hear that scientists have identified the love causing chemical in
> the brain. So soon we might be having pills to make people more loving and
> caring. All that is requited to reform criminals and terrorists might be to
> inject them with this chemical !!
> Love as an emotion has to be a chemical reaction in the brain like fear
> etc and can be manipulated by science by altering the chemistry of the
> brain. But then what does a jnani experience as universal love etc ? We hear
> phrases such as Love is God and God is Love etc. If love can be controlled
> chemically then it just does'nt make sense. I guess what a jnani experience
> might be something called Bliss which is very different from love (which is
> an emotion) and is above chemistry. As they say Brahman is Sat Chit Ananda
> where Ananda can be translated as Bliss which is different from
> love,happiness etc. Love and happiness are emotions and conditional and they
> belong to the realm of the physical. Maybe words such as universal love,
> unconditional love etc are a misnomer. Maybe these words might be referring
> to the physical symptoms arising out of true bliss experience which is not
> an emotion.
> Am I making any sense?
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