Pope says love proposed on Internet does not make you happy

November 2nd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Nevada (US), Nov 02 (ANI): Pope does not seem to approve of love on the Internet.

Answering a young woman’s question “How can we learn to love truly?” at Vatican City on October 30, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI said (as per Zenit translation): It is very important…to learn the art of real love!…You cannot and must not adapt yourselves to a love reduced to a commodity to be consumed without respect for oneself or for others, incapable of chastity and purity…Much of the “love” that is proposed by the media, on the internet, is not love but egoism, closure, it gives you the illusion of a moment, but it does not make you happy, it does not make you grow up, it binds you like a chain that suffocates more beautiful thoughts and sentiments, the true desires of the heart.

Eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that in Hinduism, love was the most potent force in spiritual life but it mostly stressed selfless love.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, quoted from ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), which listed the characteristics of those who pursued the path of love as: incapable of hatred, friendly, compassionate, living beyond the sense of I and mine, indifferent to suffering and pleasure, enduring, patient, fully satisfied, self-controlled, etc.(ANI)

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