Rabbi Akiva’s Great Principle

The great sage of the Mishnaic era, Rabbi Akiva, taught that the mitzvah of loving your fellow as yourself is a great principle of Torah. Can this mitzvah be understood that we are obligated to love everyone with the same degree of love that we have for ourselves or perhaps does loving your fellow as yourself refer to something much deeper? In this talk we seek to understand this mitzvah and its far reaching ramifications that span the length and breadth of all of Torah.