You will be surprised to find out that the English word love comes from the Sanskrit word lobha; lobha means greed. Maybe it was just a coincidence that the English word love grew out of the Sanskrit root meaning greed, but maybe it is not just a coincidence.
Probably, there is something more mysterious behind it, probably, there is some alchemical reason. How can greed become love? Love means to share, to give and not to ask for anything in return. Maybe there is an alchemical reason why lobha becomes love in English.
Sanskrit is known to have more than a hundred of words and phrases that people use to talk about their feelings. Today we use the word love to describe our feelings to our parents, to our family, to the nature or to the music. However, ancient people used much more words to show their feelings. They had about eleven aspects of concept of love.
Let’s look through the most interesting of them:
#1. Shringara - this word meant an opportunity to enjoy time with your partner in beautiful and pleasant atmosphere, like in a romantic movie.
#2. Kama - this word was used to say about physical attraction and sexual desire, not always with deep feelings.
#3. Atma Prena - this word was used to show an ability of self-love, of huge love to people around, and a desire of sharing your love with other people.
#4. Hawa - this word showed the first stage of love, young love or new relationship.
#5. Tadleeh - this word was used to describe feeling of loss of inner harmony, and of inner disbalance.
#6. Ren - this word showed that people got married, because of their social status or thanks to their parents, a marriage of convenience.
#7. Philia - this word was used to describe really deep friendship between both men and women.
#8. Pragma - this word showed mature feelings and love between people who lived together for a long time.
#9. Agape - this word described selfless love, such love when people do not ask anything in return.
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