1) MOTHER - An epitome of pure selfless divine love.
1) and 2) are synonymous because of the selfless nature in them. I have experienced 1) and 2) in abundance.
But love between man and woman - huh? Is that selfless? I dont think so..I have never experienced it!! I dont think I will ever experience it - since I STRONGLY think it does not exist! Will a woman love a man - if he doesnt love her back! I dont think so - maybe, because of thaali sentiments - there would be no other way then staying around with him. Now, I may end up getting comments such as love between man and woman is different compared to mother and son! How can LOVE have 2 different meanings?? Tamil-il kaadal - paasam endru irukirathu..I want to know what is Kaadal!! If LOVE is pure, then there shouldnt be a second definition. Ennaku therinchu so called LOVE between man and woman is just mutual attraction. Something that is bodily or something that is based on certain characteristics/qualities..
If love is true, y should we always want to marry some person - y cant we accept that person as a brother or sister? When "a girl" told "a guy" that I would like to marry to you because I LOVE u, "the guy" replied back saying if you like me - then consider me as your brother - and not the other way around. The "girl" started crying! Why on earth did she cry?? Why do we want to marry someone if you "LOVE" someone? So that means "LOVE" has 2 different meanings! How can that be? I have been thinking about this question for quite a long time now? Once during a discussion about the so called LOVE between man and woman with my best friend Muthu, Muthu told me, "Arjuna, think about it - do you think you "LOVE" someone so much, that you want to marry her? Ask yourself Arjuna when ur in LOVE, y do u want to marry her??" This question got me into thinking mode! I couldnt answer it! Do I "LOVE" someone? I thought I loved everybody - because I thought love is selfless! But I could never understand that particular definition of "LOVE" between a man and woman! I think its high time, an etymologist gives a new word for the so called "LOVE" between man and woman! Intha problathala - I am not able to say "I LOVE U" to some of my friends who r gals! I have to end up saying "I like u"!