I harken back a few days to this and to your statement that "The concept of love is a description of a high quality experience".
You're talking it seems, of the TYPICAL 'High & positive quality' concept of love, as in male/female [or same sex] 'extreme' liking of the other person and ideally of each other. What if one was an abused [sexually, physically or mentally] child and HATED the actions of a parent/guardian, yet throughout one's life, is still able to [honestly] state, that they 'loved' their abusing parent, despite these actions?
Is this 'love' still a 'high quality' experience in your estimation, even though the experience in the outlined scenario above, was of an extremely LOW quality?
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To: moq_focus@moqt... Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: [MF] Onward and downward!
At 06:36 AM 2/19/2006, Steve wrote:
>hahaha...Now THERE's an interesting twist!
>Of course you REALISE Marsha, that now 'we' have to dissect what
>'qualities' and levels of love (Love?) exist and that is sure to
>provoke a similar result of Metaphysical perceptions...
I don't think it should. The concept of love is a description of a
high quality experience. Once it is experienced, it is subject to
the static quality that affects all re-interpretation. If a person
holds the belief (static quality) that the high quality experience
called love can only be gotten through an interpersonal or religious
experience, they are filtering out a huge amount of dynamic experience.
I think it's enough to know love represent a high quality experience
with the MOQ. I see no reason to interpret or intellectualize
individual experiences. I do see value in detaching it from as much
static quality as possible and going for the dynamic.
While sustaining biological and social patterns
Kill all intellectual patterns.
Kill them completely
And then follow Dynamic Quality
And morality will be served.
(LILA, Chapter 32)