Questions tagged [love]

This tag is used for topics which assume any the various conventional/modern meanings of the word "love".

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In my next life, can i meet him again?

Regarding reincarnation, I have a few questions: Unfortunately, because of a big mistake and peoples' interference, I lost the love of my life to another woman almost 30 years ago, but still love him ...
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How to teach sympathy/empathy in Buddhism?

I have been following Buddhism and mindfulness for a while now. I have a 5 year old son and want to teach him to be sympathetic/empathetic and grateful but im struggle to reconcile some of the ...
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How to let go of something the other person involved won't acknowledge

How does one let go of something the other person involved won't acknowledge? I don't mean the niceties of the other person's behaviour, the ins and outs and whys. Merely, that the other person - I ...
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How to find an appropriate sex partner for a sakadagami?

Is it true that sakadagami can have sex that is pure so between a wife and husband. how can one gain the attention of a wise man who intends to marry and upholds The Way of Noble Ones.
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What is the mean of true love according to the buddhism? [duplicate]

I really need to know what is the mean of true love according to Buddhism?
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When is it love? When is it attachment?

I have this misunderstanding about love and attachment as they relate to one another. It's hard to put in words, so I'll try with some examples first. My understanding is that love is something you ...
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Romantic love and Buddhism

What do you think of this article about romantic love? I am skeptical about his understanding of upeksha. As I understand it, romantic love does not really exist in Buddhism because the targeted love ...
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Awkwardness in the world

Here is my question: How does a lay Buddhist respond to awkwardness and how does a monk respond to awkwardness such as dropping something while ordaining or falling on the floor?
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"true love", compassion and suffering

According to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, "true love" has four elements: Loving kindness: this produces a lot of joy and happiness. Compassion: it makes us and the other people suffer less. Joy: "If ...
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What is the difference between love and infatuation?

What is the difference between the two or are they the same?
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What is the opposite of love? [closed]

There have been many questions about what love is, ranging from non-attachment and compassion. I am not looking for a clear definition of the opposite of love, i.e. what love isn't, but feel free to ...
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Most effective meditation techniques to develop empathy, love and compassion for others?

I feel like a very cold and sensual person. Easily attracted to sensual pleasure but very cold and numb when it comes to bonding with other human beings. I want to change, and therefore I want to make ...
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Should I do what I don't want to do?

Namo Buddhaya. For my survival I work but I do not like the work. I am always thinking of escaping it. But if I escape from it then how will I eat ? It is my only source of income. My question is :...
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How can I forget my old girlfriend?

Hello to all of you and thank you for your time in answering the questions here. I have a big problem with my feelings. I have a huge emotional lack, which means I've never moved on with my old ...
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Should I hate them who else hates me?

I wasn't sure if someone hating me but I could smell it, recently I heard that person hates me, unreasonably hating me don't like me. Hesitant to see me around, but don't know why. Even I didn't any ...
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What is one's relationship with the world upon attaining Nirvana (and how do we work to get there)

There seems to be this ongoing debate both within the Buddhist Tradition itself and with the world-at-large as to how a practitioner should relate to the world. The Buddha himself forsook his family ...
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What is meant by "Practice the truth thy brother is same as thou"?

We are different. Our upbringing is different.Our sanskaras are different. We are made up of sanskaras therefore every self must be different. Yet Buddha says Practice the truth that thy brother is ...
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Do Buddhists need affection, physical touch or intimacy?

I am interested in learning about Buddhism, and there are a lot of questions. I wonder (since it seems to me Buddhists are quite independent, and they don't attach that much to people or things) what ...
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Is love in this life 'artificial'?

In this life we experience love with family, friends, spouses and others. From my understanding of reading through this site and researching, love leads to suffering. Is the love we feel towards ...
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Caring is wrong?

Is caring is a bad thing according to Buddhism ? Because as I experience caring leads us to suffering. But caring can come in so many levels such as we do help a person normally as a result of our ...
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love and caring is suffering

In my point of view everything we love finally ends up with sufferings. love is a root to suffering. But in the society there are plenty of people who lead very happy and non-suffering lives with love....
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How to prevent self-deception?

I have recently attended my first Vipassana 10-day course. I observe the moral precepts fully, practice diligently and attempt to proceed wisely on the path. I came into contact with Vipassana because ...
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What does love means?

Buddhism teach to love , but when we love someone it's lead to craving , we wanted they must love us too but when things get worse it lead to sorrow. Another thing is we can love ourselves but does it ...
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What are some of the best practices for generating loving kindness?

I came across many lectures from Ram Dass/Richard Alpert in the beginning of my meditation practice about a month ago, and I found the attitudes toward life and other people he espoused very ...
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Love versus Hatred

I think Hatred and Love comes together. Sometimes people hate each other due to misunderstandings. But when the misunderstandings vanished they start to regret and Love each other. Other way ...
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Relationships : What is Love?

Recently i was wondering about Love and these thoughts came to my mind, i want to know if they are correct or not. As to Buddhism all sorts of love is "Attachment". And the is no such thing called a ...
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What is "love" to a lay person?

As a budding Buddhist, one cannot help but investigate day to day phenomena with the magnificent tools made available to us by the Buddha. An interesting thought occurred to me today and prompted me ...
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How does Dating work in Buddhism

What does the Buddha say about dating, in general? This is a fairly open-ended question, and any scriptural references would help. I would have lustful thoughts when I look at a pretty girl (though I ...
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Do buddhists fall in love?

I'm new to the concept of Buddhism, and am failing to understand perhaps something very basic. I understand that one is not expected to hold anything close or dear as it is impermanent and could ...
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