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July 07 2013

Unconditional Love

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

Dear Dr. Deepak, I have read some of your stuff and i think you write very well. I want to ask you does love at first sight happen? And is there such a thing as unconditional love? I don't think I could love a man unconditionally. i mean if i have a husband and he cheats on me i would probably want a divorce. i think only parental love for a child can be truly unconditional. But I want to know your views about whether unconditional love can exist at all in a romantic relationship. Does true love exist at all and what is it exactly? the way true love is described in fairy tales, is it true at a symbolic, subconscious level? If you cud give your interpretation of fairy tales and maybe write a book about it, I would really love to read it. Thanks.

Response:

Unconditional love is a state of giving and secure awareness that once attained applies to all loving relationships, not just maternal ones. Years ago I wrote an entire book entitled Unconditional Love. Because it is an internal state of consciousness, the love that is expressed is not conditional upon the circumstances and events of the other person. It is based on a recognition of the absolute connection and identity of the other’s essence with your own Being. Behavior has not bearing on that experience.

Love,
Deepak

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  • If you have experienced the core of yourself, which is unconditional love, you are able to replace yourself in every human experience and understand that you yourself are as much human as is any other human being, meaning you recognize the same natural forces working through you as through any other human being. But it is a lonely life because there are not many who are able to understand this. So solitude becomes your natural companion....

    Heartphone // 2013-07-07 17:26:22 // //
  • @Denise... Yes why is there a need indeed :) Guess there still is something that needs to be healed. When I received my feeling of oneness it was not understood by my environment. This hurt me very much and I guess it will take me my whole lifetime to convince myself that my truth is as valid as anyone else :) Hope this helps!

    Heartphone // 2013-07-09 17:39:12 // //

 

 

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  • wow!!!

    Sther MaRin // 2013-07-29 02:20:16 // //
  • Grandeeeee Deepak.....:)

    Gianna Fantini // 2013-07-28 16:10:02 // //
  • Beautiful style. A great representation of the child-like heart, not a childish one.

    Ken Truong // 2013-07-28 15:33:04 // //
  • Yes deepak

    Isabelle Cotte-Steinboim // 2013-07-28 15:03:46 // //
  • Nice photo! :)

    Debra Black // 2013-07-28 13:32:25 // //
  • Just signed up!

    Joeanne Gaunt Pellini // 2013-07-28 13:11:27 // //
  • Chopra Center Newletter rocks \m/!

    Ernie Brewer // 2013-07-28 13:08:00 // //
  • When we focus on our own choices, we live in the truth that empowers us and sets us free-free to live our life more fully, free to see a new beginning.

    Franci Rogac // 2013-07-28 13:02:51 // //
  • Deepak very good

    Mária Tóth // 2013-07-28 12:17:59 // //
  • deepak you are mk-ultra?

    David Perez Escobar // 2013-07-28 11:50:20 // //
  • signed up and newsletter received! Thanks Dr. Chopra!

    Debbie Griffin Ryan // 2013-07-28 11:49:09 // //
  • The cosmic hipster

    David Medearis // 2013-07-28 11:47:10 // //
  • of course and I've just ordered a Chopra center T-shirt as well ;-) Namaste Deepak and thank you so much

    Šëhb Tworowski // 2013-07-28 11:41:39 // //
  • Handsome fella!

    'Vasanthi Ramkhelawan // 2013-07-28 11:39:05 // //
  • I did ! ! Love you! xxxx

    Christine Gervais // 2013-07-28 11:38:04 // //
  • you are a soul made of love. love is your nature! unconditional love happens when you are soul conscious /(enlightened) then you become love,love overflows ,and any object coming accross such soul will experience only love. one can experience it only in spritual world.

    enlight // 2013-07-11 04:21:53 // //
  • "You must learn to distinguish among at least three kinds of love (though there are seven in all): instinctive love, emotional love, and conscious love."~ `On Love`A.R. Orage. "The conscious love motive, in its developed state, is the wish that the object should arrive at its own native perfection, regardless of the consequences to the lover. `So she become perfectly herself, what matter I?` says the conscious lover. `I will go to hell if only she may goto heaven`. And the paradox of the attitude is that such love always evokes a similar attitude in its object. Conscious love begets conscious love. It is rare among humans because, in the first place, the vast majority are children who look to be loved but not to love; secondly, because perfection is seldom conceived as the proper end of human love—though it alone distinguishes adult human from infantile and animal love; thirdly, because humans do not know, even if they wish, what is good for those they love; and fourthly, because it never occurs by chance, but must be the subject of resolve, effort, self-conscious choice. " sorry bout that

    Link // 2013-07-11 00:46:33 // //
  • Thank you Deepak. This sentence alone "It is based on a recognition of the absolute connection and identity of the other’s essence with your own Being." inspired me to buy the book! Gotta love FB for this... Funny I was just exploring this very thought yesterday. Love that when it happens, and it happens a lot!

    Mary S Corning, Life Coach. // 2013-07-10 22:14:43 // //
  • Unconditional love is looking into the eyes of another irregardless of the situation,condition.It the emotion you feel that is not bound from another person, but from within you.

    @grace_morning // 2013-07-10 04:42:21 // //
  • @Denise... Yes why is there a need indeed :) Guess there still is something that needs to be healed. When I received my feeling of oneness it was not understood by my environment. This hurt me very much and I guess it will take me my whole lifetime to convince myself that my truth is as valid as anyone else :) Hope this helps!

    Heartphone // 2013-07-09 17:39:12 // //
  • XXXX

    Allan Banks // 2013-07-09 16:41:34 // //
  • I prefer to say it in this order. Its the RECOGNITION of my OWN essence of Being that opens up unconditional love and in that, i feel it for others.

    Inner Stillness Project // 2013-07-09 15:22:56 // //
  • Your act of loving like everything else in your "reality" is also a reflection of you, nothing more, nothing less- all is simply a reflection- see the ripples, but know the depth...

    Campbell Deborah // 2013-07-09 08:23:33 // //
  • Traducción,por favor!!

    Lucy Xiomara // 2013-07-08 21:50:59 // //
  • Fantastic! What a clarity and so true... <3

    Shakti Vakil // 2013-07-08 16:32:00 // //
  • Well put questions to Deepak and his answer seems right. Perhaps it is the case that if one is in a high state of consciousness a romantic partner would not be inclined to have an affair, or if there was incompatible energy that person would perhaps leave your life experience and something better would manifest due to the law of attraction. What do others think?

    Phil Young // 2013-07-08 16:11:26 // //
  • Garima, look for the title "The Path to Love". It`s a wonderful book!

    Aurora // 2013-07-08 15:45:50 // //
  • @Heartphone I don`t get it...many people who have reached enlightenment say they don`t feel lonely any more because the loneliness came from a feeling of separation, and when that is healed, you feel at one again. Why do you feel you need to share things with others if you are already complete? Why is there a NEED in first place?....or maybe i got this wrong....

    Denise // 2013-07-08 15:43:10 // //
  • estas publicaciones las quiero en español porque me encanta su filosofía o modo de pensar solo que en español las leer mejor

    Maria Elena Caicedo Maturana // 2013-07-08 14:15:07 // //
  • Love is a vast Universe/Science of its own...there is a great book I am using for my research called "The Myth Of Monogamy" Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People. I find it a great book to understand the animal kingdom since we are so interconnected and to look at traditions and how religion has effected the way we look at love, the way love functions and how re-creating our logic to align with nature might be the answer.

    Dana Tosta // 2013-07-08 14:06:45 // //
  • Just because you can no longer walk through life holding a spouses hand and both decide to part does not mean the love is dead! I have never understood that. I know I love and yet can not live with many people- I wish them only well and still have a spot in my heart for them. How could I not always love the person I had children with? My children are a product of love! The marriage lasted 20 years- the love will last my lifetime. Every cell in my body is different then it was 20 years ago- I am not the same person but I don't think "true" love ever dies- it does not mean happy ever after - just my two cents.

    Donna Marlow Bruegge // 2013-07-08 13:20:35 // //
  • been married almost 50 years and yes there is unconditional love!!! with all your heart soul!

    Micki Chase // 2013-07-08 11:57:28 // //
  • Best you always put your best foot forward... unconditionally!

    Liane L Schwartz // 2013-07-08 10:20:03 // //
  • I agree with Deepak & Frank, Unconditional has nothing to do with the other person & what they do to us, It is about our internal love of ourselves, which if it his a healthy love, it's unconditional, from that secure place we are able to love every one who comes into our lives, whatever they do or attitude to us. This doesn't mean staying in a violent, cheating, or any relationship that is against our values. Or put another way, like or dislike the action of another person, but love them anyway. Love & Blessings To All Who Read This.

    Mike Parry // 2013-07-08 09:37:28 // //
  • Yes all conditions are in ones mind only, not ones Being :-)

    Arno Holopainen // 2013-07-08 09:11:24 // //
  • If you are insecure about yourself and not able to love yourself, you will never be able to love somebody else, let alone unconditionally. Loving yourself starts, in my opinion, with accepting who you are, be happy with that and try only to better yourself in a gradual way, one step at a time. The same goes for loving somebody else.

    Frank van der Maeden // 2013-07-08 09:07:10 // //
  • Nothing in life is unconditional , not even love there is a point in everyone life when enough is enough??

    Jeff Scrivens // 2013-07-08 08:44:44 // //
  • We only love ourselves and always conditionally..

    John Ray // 2013-07-08 07:43:57 // //
  • and after all you will love that person more that before but in a different way.

    Valentina Savostenok // 2013-07-08 04:40:45 // //
  • The Word "God" (Source, Universe, Divine, and more) = Unconditional Love. Unconditional love gives us the ability to find forgiveness within the Self. By finding forgiveness within the Self we are able to free the illusionary pain that locks us down, and Awakening Our Inner Truth... Our True Love. Namaste

    Kate Munson // 2013-07-08 03:12:46 // //
  • I would like to read the book you mention - Unconditional Love - but i canot find it, even on your website. please help...

    Garima // 2013-07-08 02:43:54 // //
  • Love is not a word, it's an ability. I think you can get cheated on, want a divorce but still love that person. They messed up, lost your trust but the ache in your heart is bc you love that person...so unconditional love is still an option.

    Kristine Griffin // 2013-07-08 01:30:06 // //
  • To love for the sake of being loved is Human. But to love for sake of loving is Angelic." Ordinary people love to be loved but those who love to love and not to be loved truly loves. This is what unconditional love is all about. Unconditional love is an overwhelming and ever flowing fountain of love which gives and never receives. To give and never expect in return that is what lies at the heart of love. It is the happiness in just loving without expecting. It is a real display of power. Blessed are those who have the power of unconditional love. Nothing can come close to the love bestowed through this style of loving. God cannot be everywhere, so he invented people with the feeling of unconditional love. It is like a golden touch of King Midas granted by God to the choicest human beings- A very sacred and heavenly way of loving. God's love for us and mother's love for child are the common ways of experiencing unconditional love on this earth. But to find unconditional love in our society is cracking the toughest nut. It may not be a cake walk but attainable and births and breathes when " soul meets the soul" Unconditional love comes from within the soul and in other words it is the soul attachment. No matter how harshly you have been treated, you will always come out of love. You will sip every humiliation with closed eyes, to love. You will know that he or she doesn't love you, still you will love. This is unconditional love. Isn't it Godly? Rumi aptly sums up- " And still, after all this time, the sun has never said to the Earth, " You owe me" Look what happens with love like that-" It lights up the sky". This is my personal experience and not just an article.

    Soni Shalini // 2013-07-08 00:37:09 // //
  • Unconditional Love the most needed experience to heal souls in this world.

    Seronta Mia // 2013-07-08 00:31:44 // //
  • So....does "love at first sight" exist?

    Fran Maykuth-Szymanek // 2013-07-08 00:03:19 // //
  • I believe what Deepak Chopra says about unconditional love is true, however, I applied this consciousness to someone I fell deeply in love with and thought I could love him just as unconditionally as I love my children. However, he chose a different path -- alcoholism, lying, using methamphetamine, crashing his truck into a tree -- which my `intellectual` brain just could not and cannot handle. My heart struggles everyday with this pain - and I don`t think I will ever allow myself to love someone outside of my children with unconditional love again. I am just too vulnerable - maybe others are able to do it again after they`ve been hurt, however, not me. It almost destroyed me. Keyword here - *almost.* I am still picking up the pieces of my broken heart but I am determined to move forward.

    crystalpdx // 2013-07-07 23:50:00 // //
  • ok :-)

    Yolanda Cáceres // 2013-07-07 23:27:23 // //
  • I love myself unconditionally, because God made me perfect.

    Neelam Kumar // 2013-07-07 22:45:24 // //
  • I unconditioanally love God and the plan. I understand my fellow man, so I cannot trust them. As is supposed to be. True love is parental. Unaffected by behavior. Love is a word. I think it means sacrifice of oneself for another. Overruling self preservation gene. Not good or bad just is.generation insuring next is love. You are your own soulmate. Period.

    Steven Fischman // 2013-07-07 22:19:07 // //
  • I wonder why maternal love is regarded by most as unconditional?.... There is a blood relationship there. If a mother felt the same love for other children then i would regard it as unconditional love!

    Onkar Sachdeva // 2013-07-07 22:10:46 // //
  • Depak me encantan sus libros y articulos tiene pag en español.

    Martha Aguirre // 2013-07-07 21:56:32 // //
  • Unconditional love it's to be able to appreciate every cell in this world and be thankful for it

    Al Mar // 2013-07-07 21:27:58 // //
  • ❤ Yes

    Mia Love // 2013-07-07 21:15:20 // //
  • Love you more every day :) You do are positively a great influence on my life and myself, although your physical presence has not been necessary all these years. Gratitude:)))

    Filipe Gayama DeVasconcelos // 2013-07-07 21:11:55 // //
  • :) agreed

    pete // 2013-07-07 21:09:26 // //
  • Conecção com a essêcia do outro é amor incondicional...

    Eliane Klawa // 2013-07-07 20:30:36 // //
  • yes,unconditional love is possible. But it's often misunderstood and at other times,not recognised for what it is. For instance,in the above query - a woman staying on with her cheating husband may be doing so out of financial,family or societal compulsions and hiding the true reason for doing so,and this cannot be qualified as ''unconditional love.'' I think unconditional love is when one loses the 'self', the ego, and just radiates pure love despite any angst. But it's very very rare,this. True love?? Still searching!

    Punam Mohandas // 2013-07-07 20:21:31 // //
  • gratefuly lovely relationships

    Beebe Cline // 2013-07-07 20:13:13 // //
  • Your not infatuated with her looks/smile/laugh/voice/etc and the situation that made you like her traits. You like her energy/vibe, it feels so right, even if you're not or may never be in a relationship with her, youre not attached to this. Her essence (vibe) makes your heart warm/melt. Basically, you undergo Deepak's stages of love (stage 1 and 2) quickly in initial stages of encountering her, awaiting stage 3 (communion) and if stage 3 if present, then, awaiting stage 4.

    Jay K Menon // 2013-07-07 19:26:29 // //
  • Unconditional love is a state of being. If you can raise your awareness to a level where you don't react n don't judge then yes you can experience unconditional love. Many of us mortals can't even comprehend the possibility of that state of beingness and hence find it difficult to comprehend unconditional love. True love n unconditional love are the same thing. I get a feeling that most of us asking repeat questions or failing to understand Deepaks explanation are hoping for a magic pill which unfortunately don't exist on this level. One can only experience higher state if being by going through the dark night of the soul... Yoga n meditation are the best companion on this tumultous journey. If you want to learn more then checkout sanyam yoga. Namaste

    Yogi Eachtotheirom Chauhan // 2013-07-07 18:07:25 // //
  • How about truelove .. He hasnt answered that !

    Hanh Nguyen's // 2013-07-07 17:43:00 // //
  • If you have experienced the core of yourself, which is unconditional love, you are able to replace yourself in every human experience and understand that you yourself are as much human as is any other human being, meaning you recognize the same natural forces working through you as through any other human being. But it is a lonely life because there are not many who are able to understand this. So solitude becomes your natural companion....

    Heartphone // 2013-07-07 17:26:22 // //
  • That doesnt really answer the question though.

    Lisa Bell // 2013-07-07 17:03:54 // //
  • It's actually easier than you may currently believe, Lucia :) For, unconditional love is not something that we 'get' as much as it is something that we 'choose' in every moment. I also personally believe that it's not something that we give first-hand. Unconditional love is something you choose for yourself to experience so that you can then understand that the power to do so also resides not only in our partner, but every person in the world. We are always and forever, a work in progress and every new moment provides us with an opportunity to practice & experience unconditional love by understanding that it is withIN us <3 We can then choose our thoughts, feelings and actions so that they are in alignment with our highest values, intentions and purpose - and that for most of us, is to experience happiness and love. Searching for unconditional love will only lead to emptiness because it's not 'out there'. 'Choosing' unconditional love for yourself is to set yourself free :D xx

    Rae Henry // 2013-07-07 16:33:43 // //
  • You can love someone and still need to leave them and wish the best for them. We should never subject ourselves to abuse or ongoing unhealthy relationships.

    Madonna Ringswald // 2013-07-07 16:31:36 // //
  • It's not hard, but simply a choice to see what you want to see in the other. Focus on the joy of the relationship and all the rest will fade. It's like what the Japanese philosophy says, "Focus on your strengths and your weaknesses will take care of themselves." ( my paraphrase)

    Ray Walker // 2013-07-07 16:11:32 // //
  • so beautiful....and so hard to get!

    Lucia Liege // 2013-07-07 16:02:14 // //
  • Thank You Deepak!

    Macy Mary Jane // 2013-07-07 15:56:45 // //
  • You are so brilliant!

    Ruth Dow Rogers // 2013-07-07 15:39:36 // //
  • As hard to keep that as Jesus "turn the other cheek" and "love your enemy"...Very few can do it...

    Ion Vincent Danu // 2013-07-07 15:36:58 // //
  • Unconditional love only exists between a child and a mother. NEVER IN RELATIONSHIPS ESPECIALLY NOW A DAYS IN THE U.S.

    Anita Weglewska // 2013-07-07 15:28:33 // //
  • One thing Deepak forgot to mention is that you must find that deep unconditional connection to love itself and fill yourself with it before you can connect or identify it with another's essence or being. I think it can be developed after 2 people meet and fall romantically in love. How many people can live an unconditionally life of love when the world is full of trickery..

    Simeon Miglioranza // 2013-07-07 15:16:56 // //
  • To love is an inner state of being and all real love is unconditional. All relationships in the real world have terms and conditions. I can love you unconditionally and still have conditions on our relationship. Like, if you cheat on me I will leave you and not have sex with you again even tho I still love you. This requires an ability to live by principles and not just by feelings. I made this choice once and have not been sorry that I did so. I still love this man, but I am also free to love any other man without the worry of STD's, law suits, etc.

    Alma Rogalsky // 2013-07-07 15:12:02 // //
  • I think Christians have an easier time with this concept intellectually. But we are all in the same boat when it comes to practical application.

    Miriam Logan // 2013-07-07 15:03:34 // //
  • Thank you. To love others without judgement and accepting them with all their imperfections.

    Gadija Snyman // 2013-07-07 15:01:01 // //
  • love you!

    Dalva Procopio // 2013-07-07 14:58:04 // //
  • It sure does exist,believe me,and it will not go away,even if you would like it to happen so...

    Lizka Fey // 2013-07-07 14:44:45 // //
  • In my experience both are real and do happen but you have to be open to the experience. If you are heavily guarded it will not happen. As for Unconditional love, you also have to be open to it but it is more like a choice. Do you choose to hold on to the pains you have experienced in the past that will prevent you from letting go? Or do you choose to learn from them instead of using them as an excuse to be guarded & say "I just don't want to get hurt"?

    AnaKarina Mercado // 2013-07-07 14:41:39 // //
  • love it. how can I share this?

    Joan Holefelder Gaines // 2013-07-07 14:32:32 // //
  • Exactly! I Love your answer! Thank you.

    Diane Sorensen // 2013-07-07 14:27:00 // //
  • I didn't hear an answer to the question?

    Cate Light Gibson // 2013-07-07 14:23:10 // //
  • Amen

    Deanna Matthews // 2013-07-07 14:19:00 // //
  • Beautiful answer Deepak! Makes so much sense now. I have read many of your books but not this one. I am ordering one right now!

    Sudha Rao // 2013-07-07 14:16:07 // //
  • Xh yes. :)

    Le Ándro // 2013-07-07 14:13:24 // //
  • Gods love is unconditional.

    Nancy K. Miller // 2013-07-07 14:07:16 // //
  • But you didn't say about love at first sight?? xx

    Tjitske Tissink // 2013-07-07 14:04:44 // //
  • fake

    George Sawaya // 2013-07-07 14:04:42 // //
  • Hermoso !!

    Nina Marin // 2013-07-07 13:58:47 // //
  • amo esse homem _/\_

    Rute Pedroso // 2013-07-07 13:58:31 // //
  • wow ! I loved your answer u are the best !

    Lalainia Shortt // 2013-07-07 13:53:30 // //
  • Loving them doesn't always mean continuing to live together.

    Catherine Marie Berger // 2013-07-07 13:48:33 // //
  • Eu amo Dr Chopra incondicionalmente.

    Roswitha Dinamarca // 2013-07-07 13:48:22 // //
  • Wonderful question to the greatest response, :) we rock human !!!!! Unconditional love is the absent of attachments or conditional mind!!!!!!

    Lucero Barina // 2013-07-07 13:46:22 // //
  • Wow Dr. Chopra, how difficult to achieve that kind of love! Of course I am sure it will be worthy to reach to that state!

    Angeles Figueroa // 2013-07-07 13:44:19 // //
  • Thanks, once again Deep, for such a great answer.

    Maria Paula Barros Silva // 2013-07-07 13:44:15 // //
  • Right On!! That's exactly what it is and how it feels!!!

    Pauline Leroux // 2013-07-07 13:42:39 // //
  • Great book and great answer Dr

    Sheela Tilak // 2013-07-07 13:42:00 // //
  • Dard to hamesha apne hi dete hein. Warna garon ko kaha maloom ki apko dard kis cheej se hota hai

    Pradeep Kumar Pasbola // 2013-07-07 13:40:54 // //
  • Being a human stating that Indians are more de--generated doesn't sound wise , though i agree whatever people here are suffering cause of past christen(English) and maulana rulers economically but people here are willing to change after the race of Atlantis first civilization was formed in Asian country such as India and china , and believing or not believing is based on your self understanding or i should say how your consciousness interpret you ...

    Harish Dhyani // 2013-07-07 13:39:56 // //
  • Deepak, thank you for answering this question for the nth million time.

    Matthew Toedtli // 2013-07-07 13:39:50 // //
  • Caroline, it's very foolish of you to admonish Deepak Chopra's answer and advice. His wisdom and understanding is world reknown. Also I might add that you should learn proper grammar and spelling as it only diminishes the value of one's posting on FB.

    Sharon Bradley // 2013-07-07 13:39:08 // //
  • Kimberly, you can unconditionally love anyone, at any point. It has nothing to do with relationships. We can love cheaters, abusers and puppy killers. It's a universal human love, that does not react, but uses acceptance and non violence as an example of universal love.

    Veronica Bernstein // 2013-07-07 13:37:35 // //
  • to be able to live with love inside no matte what is the most beautiful thing--we all get sidetracked--and lose our original beauty--our love--I was with a little child of under two years this week and was reminded of how lovely it is to be so loving and sweet----

    Lois Bock DiCosola // 2013-07-07 13:37:05 // //
  • Loving unconditionally , for me, is true freedom. Its just the bliss of giving, serving and just being your true self. We only imprison ourselves when we measure what we get. But I have been truly blessed to be surrounded by love.

    Nalini Persad // 2013-07-07 13:35:53 // //
  • beautiful answer ... some mortals are just not on the same page rather same book and pull in race... religion ... huh.... instead of just enjoying the coinage of that answer...

    Vandana Sridhar // 2013-07-07 13:35:05 // //
  • Thank you Deepak. I like your answer and have experienced this myself. Just because a person's behavior isn't what you'd wish it to be doesn't mean you won't still love them no matter what.

    Jeanette Langston // 2013-07-07 13:34:42 // //
  • Unconditional love is true & real...thank you Deepak.

    Mehana Thomas // 2013-07-07 13:33:52 // //
  • I think the only honest unconditional love I CAN give is maternal. But it's nice to hear that maybe it's possible romantically; although I haven't experienced that.

    Kimberly Wright // 2013-07-07 13:31:37 // //
  • Caroline....really!! smh!

    Debbie Klassen // 2013-07-07 13:31:02 // //
  • I read the book unconditional Love and it was awesome

    Christe See // 2013-07-07 13:30:47 // //
  • I too agree. My ex-husband and I are remarrying. We too have come to realize there is no one else for us but us. We also have come to realize we are not perfect and we will overcome any obstacle because forgiveness is the key. Unconditional love is forgiveness. I haven't read your book Dr. Chopra, but, I will definately buy it now and Roy and I will make sure we read it..Your words have helped me through a lot!!! Thank you

    Cynthia Brock Lantz // 2013-07-07 13:30:13 // //
  • I love and appreciate your words of wisdom.

    Angie R Hylton // 2013-07-07 13:26:38 // //
  • it is an internal state of consciousness, the love that is expressed is not conditional upon the circumstances and events of the other person. It is based on a recognition of the absolute connection and identity of the other’s essence with your own Being. I get it and believe its true. Thank you

    Celeste Maxime Lackay // 2013-07-07 13:26:27 // //
  • True Love. Unconditional Love. These are not just words. Nicely said - a recognition of the absolute connection and identity of the other s essence with your own Being. Thank you.

    Olga Vilks // 2013-07-07 13:25:13 // //
  • I unconditionally agree with you Dr. Chopra. Althought not easy to find, at least in my experience, I have experienced the awesomeness of loving a man unconditionally. It's been the best experience of my life, and at the same time, very painful as the timing was totally off, and I have not been able to feel that kind of love again. I'd go through that experience all over again, regardless. It was pure bliss!

    Tamara Baruhovich // 2013-07-07 13:24:19 // //
  • In other words, we can love all people, and see them as having their own unique relationship and experiences with life, but we don't have to use that as some excuse to put up with or suffer from neglect, mistreatment or lack of connection with another person.

    Veronica Bernstein // 2013-07-07 13:23:33 // //
  • Not all Indians are in arranged marriages and clearly he has a true understanding of love.

    Cristina Pappas // 2013-07-07 13:23:24 // //
  • thank u sir. . . .

    Hp Singh // 2013-07-07 13:22:41 // //
  • Be carefull ,Mr Deepak was grown in a country were love is a deal of money between two families that do not accept to mix between casts....I love your books, but in this points Indians are not the best to give advises....

    Carolina Maria Muzio // 2013-07-07 13:21:59 // //
  • <3

    Lorena Rios Sierra // 2013-07-07 13:21:55 // //
  • love the answer... <3

    Patricia Adasme // 2013-07-07 13:21:48 // //
  • i still dont get it..

    Essie Busuttil // 2013-07-07 13:21:15 // //
  • Beautiful!

    Natasha Garcia // 2013-07-07 13:20:43 // //
  • I am saving this answer Deepak! Perfection!

    Lillian Rajkovich // 2013-07-07 13:20:01 // //
  • Love is divine, no matter the circumstances...

    Ariane Rinaldi Wery // 2013-07-07 13:19:31 // //