|"The roof (brain), the roof, the roof is on fire!" explains the Bloodhound Gang (salon.com)|
|Romans/Greeks knew "Desire."|
(We have "Nothing Higher to Live For"? A Buddhist View of Romantic Love).
Love is passionate, foolish, and cherished. But in many cultures, arranged marriages are the norm. And romantic love is, well, disruptive. It turns out people across the globe feel romantic love, but they do not necessarily act on it.
Yes, people around the world fall in love. That seems like an obvious truth today, but it used to be quite controversial in the social sciences.
|"Love feels like you're walking on a beach hearing the sound of waving coming over and over and over again while your feet is touching the sand softly." - Suzette Chu, 30, Shanghai|
|Tell the World in a tee (SpencerFinnley/flickr)|
|Oh, this is what they're talking about? They think we didn't know about this? (Dan Zen/flickr)|
|We're gay. State mandates you accept it (TW).|
"Cupid" in Buddhism is Mara Devaputra, the angelic beguiler, the Lucifer figure, the great Satan when he's angry, the puckish mischief maker when he's out to besot our vulnerable hearts.
|Thx, Catty Purry, you're doing Mara's work!|
|Greek "Cupid" (aka Roman "Eros") is prominent in the pantheon (Wandering 39 Soul)|
|Americans lust (Status Fitness Mag)|
|Jampa Yeshi, 3-26-12 (globalpost.com)|
|Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser on a visit home|
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