The four elements of true love according to Buddha
What is love? Can you even define it? If you watch mainstream TV, your definition of love probably comes from reality TV shows or even fairy-tale movies. But what if their wrong?
What if it isn’t about finding the ‘perfect match?’ According to Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Thic Nhat Hanh, it might be more simple than that.
He says there are 4 elements to love and they are love/kindness, compassion, joy and inclusiveness. Watch the video below to find out more:
Here are my FAVORITE quotes from Thic Nhat Thanh on the topic of love:
“A true partner or friend is one who encourages you to look deep inside yourself for the beauty and love you’ve been seeking.”
“Every one of us is trying to find our true home. Some of us are still searching. Our true home is inside, but it’s also in our loved ones around us. When you’re in a loving relationship, you and the other person can be a true home for each other.”
“Understanding someone’s suffering is the best gift you can give another person. Understanding is love’s other name. If you don’t understand, you can’t love.”
“The roots of a lasting relationship are mindfulness, deep listening and loving speech, and a strong community to support you.”
“Often, we get crushes on others not because we truly love and understand them, but to distract ourselves from our suffering. When we learn to love and understand ourselves and have true compassion for ourselves, then we can truly love and understand another person.”http://the-conscious-mind.com/the-four-elements-of-true-love-according-to-buddha/http://the-conscious-mind.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/love-according-to-b-uddha.jpghttp://the-conscious-mind.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/love-according-to-b-uddha-150x150.jpgRelationshipsBuddha,love