Mathematics of Love v.2021–03

🌿 Love when used as a verb, noun, adjective, adverb, mental state: L_v, L_n, L_a, L_b, L_ms

I’m not interested in the mathematics of one-night stand or short term relationship; arbitrarily, I want t > 3 months, let’s call this T

Let I be the set of Imaginable Scenarios.

Syntax: QED = ∎

Method-I (MI): Proof-By-Contradiction (PBC): Imagine the opposite, p ∉ I, ∎

❶Proposition: Love_n → isFeeling

Suppose Love_n → isFeeling, feeling changes from second to second, p ∉ I, ∎.

❷ Proposition: Love_v → Caring_v , AttentionPaying_v, Admiration_v, Desire_v

PBC ∎

❸ Proposition: Love is a willingness to prioritise another’s well-being or happiness above your own

PBC ∎

Proposition: People can be said to love an object, principle, or goal to which they are deeply committed and greatly value.

PBC ∎

By Culture

Proposition: Love ∈ Chinese-Culture, Confucianism ⇒ Ren ∈ Culture ⇒ Love → duty, attitude, responsibility, commitment and loyalty.

PBC ∎

Proposition: Love ∈ Japanese-Culture; Koi, Ren’ai→ Love_{Romantic}; Ai → Love_{Maternal};

PBC ∎

Proposition: Love ∈ Indian-Culture; Sneha, Priya → Love_{innocent}; Prema → Love_{Spiritual}; Kama → Love_{SexualDesire}

🌿 Thereafter rose Desire in the beginning, Desire the primal seed and germ of Spirit,
Sages who searched with their heart’s thought discovered the existent’s kinship in the non-existent.

Rig Veda, ~ 15th century BC

PBC ∎

Proposition: Love ∈ Persian-Culture; inclination → desire → affection → love

🌿 Aziz Nasafi, a famous Muslim mystic from Central Asia and Iran, wrote the “Epistle on Love” (Risala fi’l ‘Ishq) in his work The Book of the Perfect Man (Kitab Insan al-Kamil). In the epistle, he describes love as an emotion fostered in an individual for the beloved through four stages. These four stages are inclination (mayl), desire (iradat), affection (mahabbat) and love (‘ishq).

PBC ∎

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