Unformatted text preview: the good or absolute beauty, you must comprehend the theory of Forms. Absolute goodness and beauty is the highest of the Forms. Plato concluded that the greatest love would reveal the secret beauty in everything and the deeper the thought, results in greater love. Platonic love is a pure spiritual affection existing between two persons of the opposite sex, marked by the absence of physical romance or sex regarding the mind only and its excellence. For the Greeks, physical love making was considered the lowest form of love making. Platonic love begins at the higher stage of development and starts with the sharing of beautiful thoughts with a beautiful person. Platonic love may lead to permanent possessions of absolute beauty or goodness. Love beyond the individual and expand the particular person to an appreciation of the beauty of moral practices and laws. All love is one and love exists in each and every one of us....
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