Love is golden energy which radiates from the heart chakra. Love is a primary feeling. Love is the selfless motive force behind true benevolence and compassion.
Love is spiritual. Love comes from the heart. Love gives without taking. Love is benevolent and compassionate. Love is unlimited and universal - we love everyone and everything. Love is completely selfless. Love is the greatest and most beneficial feeling we have.
For our purposes, we must ignore dictionary definitions of love which associate it with sexual acts, romance, attachment, or mild affection. Instead, we define love in pure spiritual terms, and do not alloy and debase it with selfish desires and attachments. Love is the golden glow from the heart chakra, which gives without asking anything back. It is the inherent quality in all of us that is the basis of all virtue. The other more mundane meanings commonly associated with love are actually pure love blended with other feelings or emotions. Modern love has become very diluted indeed! A mother scolds her errant child out of love for the child.. but her anger actually comes from fear and attachment, not from love. Desire and emotional need are not, in themselves, love.