The Institute offers the following definition of Unlimited Love:
Back to a definition - when the happiness, security, and well-being of another feels as meaningful and real to us as our own, or perhaps more so, we love that person. Unlimited Love includes but extends beyond our nearest and dearest to all humanity based on our shared dignity and interdependence with one another and with nature. For those of us who are secular, this ideal can be rationally defended. For those who are spiritually or religiously inclined, Unlimited Love is deemed to be a Creative Presence or Ultimate Reality underlying the universe, the participation in which leads to inner peace and expanded benevolence. Whether we define ourselves as secular, religious, or spiritual, we can generally agree that such love constitutes the greatest imaginable leap forward in human consciousness and behaviour.
Our Institute mission is:
We seek to increase public awareness of the growing dialogue on Unlimited Love that is taking place at the interface of (1) new scientific investigations (e.g., in the health sciences, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, physics, and mathematics); (2) insights of the world’s great philosophical, spiritual and theological traditions; and (3) inspiring works of love by exemplars across the world.
Our guiding questions are these:
You have read this far because you are asking the same kinds of questions that the Institute has become known for, such as:
(1) Does the unselfish love of others contribute to the happiness, health and resilience of those who give it?
(2) How does such love prevent illness and contribute to the art of healing?
(3) How can parents and communities raise children who flourish in such love?
(4) What do people mean when they self-report a spiritual experience of Unlimited Love, how common is this, and is this experience objectively associated with emotional healing and expanded benevolence?
(5) Do physics and mathematics point to an “Ultimate Reality” or “Ground of Being” that underlies reality (that is, the laws and constants of the universe, as well as energy and matter), and if so, might this be described in terms of creative mind and love, as the mystics and perennial philosophers have suggested, and as some leading quantum theorists and cosmologists assert is at least plausible?
(6) How can the major spiritualities and religions of the world come to abide in their various conceptualizations of Unlimited Love, and practice love for all humanity rather than merely for those who adhere to a particular set of beliefs?