What does svatantra mean but self love? For is it not self which has created itself to perceive itself as differentiated so not to be by itself? And is as such the purpose of self not companionship, friendship, love? Now it is said by some that svatantra (sanskrit स्वतंत्र) evades translation. Nothing is further from the truth. Truth is one not wanting to be alone. As such the true meaning of svatantra is self love or atma-prema for all this is is shiva, shva, śvā, śva, श्वन्, շուն, švā́n, šọ̃́a, śun, ہوٗن, सूणें, โสณ (i-am), श्वान; for all this is self leaving space between itself so not to be by itself, so to embrace itself. Hence space-time. Space for self embrace. Time for self love.
~ Wald Wassermann