“Love is wanting someone to be happy. Attachment is wanting it to be me that makes them happy.”—Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Love is complex in our culture, tied up with finding a single person to satisfy our huge list of needs and dreams who we then grant the exclusive gift of our affection. But love from the Buddhist perspective is simpler, free from attachment. Love, or loving-kindness, is wishing others to be happy.
“What Is Love?” A talk and guided meditation by Scott Snibbe, host of A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment Podcast for Tara Buddhist Center for Valentine’s Day, 2021.