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Romantic Love

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Re: Romantic Love

Postby Coyote » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:59 am

"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
Iti 26

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Re: Romantic Love

Postby robertk » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:27 pm

Yes coyote gets it!
Its like in the texts about the rich man with the 4 young wives. Not until he became an anagami did he lose interest in them ( and told them they were free to go with any young man who had caught their eye).

For bhikkhus they are striving to give up even the most subtle sense desire. Very different life from those of laypeople who are equipped with the 5 strands of sense desire.

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Re: Romantic Love

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Re: Romantic Love

Postby Sam Vara » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:22 pm

:goodpost:
Good find, excellent post, Aloka.

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Re: Romantic Love

Postby daverupa » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:39 pm

...I must again recommend , just in case people haven't read it yet. (Find "5. Miga" at that link - but good lord, I should maybe type it out from Bodhi's version...anyone know if that'd be problematic?)

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Re: Romantic Love

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Re: Romantic Love

Postby daverupa » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:48 pm

Brilliant.

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Re: Romantic Love

Postby Alex123 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:54 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Romantic Love

Postby clw_uk » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:31 pm

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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Alex123
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Re: Romantic Love

Postby Alex123 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:17 pm

Hello Craig,

Good quote.


Here is addition question for others.
1) Is sex kusala or akusala (lobha)?

If it is akusala, then does akusala help or hinder the path?
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Romantic Love

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Re: Romantic Love

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Re: Romantic Love

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Re: Romantic Love

Postby ECS » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:48 pm

Perhaps as one awaken to Buddhism , love is same as hate , same as fear / anger / desire / worry / greed / ego etc .......so regardless how romantic is the love still is same as anger ... as all is emotion ... and emotion is what human is .........and as long as there is still emotion , we will exist .

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Re: Romantic Love

Postby rolling_boulder » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:29 pm

The world is swept away. It does not endure...
The world is without shelter, without protector...
The world is without ownership. One has to pass on, leaving everything behind...
The world is insufficient, insatiable, a slave to craving.

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Re: Romantic Love

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Re: Romantic Love

Postby shaunc » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:55 am

I've been married for 15 years and have 4 kids varying in age from 23 to 7. Every person that you come across in this world is capable of causing you suffering.
It's up to you to decide which ones are worth suffering for.
My 2 oldest boys mother left me with the kids when they were 3 and 1. I learned all about suffering and then 7 years later met my wife that has helped me bring up the 2 oldest boys and we then went on to have 2 more of our own.
Be very careful about who you choose to live your life with. In my opinion this one decision will be the cause of 90% of your happiness or misery.


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