Question: How can we tell if our love is vital or pure?Sri Chinmoy: You can easily tell whether your love is vital or pure. When your love is vital, there is a conscious demand, or at least an unconscious expectation from the love you offer to others. When your love is pure or spiritual, there is no demand, no expectation. There is only the sweetest feeling of spontaneous oneness with the human being or beings concerned.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 5, No. 1, 27 Aug. 1969, AUM Centre Press, 1969