What binds men to each other in love is egoism in by far the most cases. One loves someone because one feels that it’s pleasant to be near the person one loves. The good Gods had to use egoism to teach men about love.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 266 – From the Contents of Esoteric Classes – Esoteric Lessons Part III – Stockholm, 8th June 1913
Previously posted on April 11, 2014