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mystery of life, and love that begets life, remained,. . . utterly unex-plained, and hence Aphrodite keeps her godhead to the end.

Love is creation in its purest sense. Through the giving of unconditional love, the vitality of love in the recipient is inspired. A metamorphosis occurs within the loved one and may well multiply. Love is the ultimate purpose of life. Bureaucratic, economic, governmental, legal, and social situations have been transformed by non-violent strategies and love, such as those furthered by Mahatma Gandhi. “ Unconditional love combined with clarity of perception and spiritual strength form a trinity of experience which could become among the greatest gifts we might offer ourselves and others on this planet-and may very likely serve as our passport into the next millennium” (Chaudhuri, 1987, xvii).