You're able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open.
We now see that the only way that we could love ourselves is by loving others,
and the only way that we could truly love others is to love ourselves.
The difference between self-love and love of others is very small,
once we really understand.”
― Norman Fischer, Training in Compassion:
In the Collective Kensho of that era, many of us had been to the mountain top. There, we were touched deeply by the One Love that permeates and transcends the universe. We saw the Real Deal.
But seeing it -- and even believing in it -- isn't enough.
In English, love could be the word that attempts to describe the spiritual glow that emerges from the ethereal domain of unconditional, unselfish agape on the one hand. Or, just as readily, the word could be used to indicate the self-absorbed fiery emotion that erupts from the nether realms of green eyed monsters and wrathful, jealous gods. (It's pretty clear that "I love you so much that I'll kill anyone who looks at you, and then you," isn't exactly what Jesus and Buddha had in mind when they taught about Love.)
It seems that a bit more precision would be helpful.