Love has been written about more than any other topic and is often part of faith-based writings.
Buddhism tells about the 4 virtues and behavior of love that make relationships more joyous and meaningful.
The first virtue of maitri is kindness. Understanding how the person needs to be loved is critical.
The second virtue is karuna, compassion. This reflects the desire and the ability to ease the pain of others by understanding their suffering.
The third is mudita, joy or happiness. If there’s no joy or happiness, your love isn’t true.
The fourth virtue is upeksha, freedom. Both people must feel free in the relationship, allowing each to grow and develop as individuals. Being yourself and having time alone are critical.
Freedom in the relationship means sharing ideas and thoughts openly. Are you using the 4 virtues to achieve the life you want?
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