Love without incentive

Published: 16th December 2013 01:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2013 01:02 PM   |  A+A-

Love-without-incentive

What is love without motive? Can there be love without any incentive, without wanting something for oneself out of love? Cant here be love in which there is no sense of being wounded when love is not returned? If I offer you my friendship and you turn away, am I not hurt? Is that feeling of being hurt the outcome of friendship, of generosity, of sympathy? Surely as long as I feel hurt, as long as there is fear, as long as I help you hoping that you may help me - which is called service - there is no love. If you understand this, the answer is there.

This article has been written by by Jiddu Krishnamurti.

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