What is the Buddhist view? Love is so fulfilling that it's hard to imagine there could be anything higher or better.
But there are many things -- freedom, liberation, bliss, altruism, enlightenment, nirvana... Leonard Price in Nothing Higher to Live For: A Buddhist View of Romantic Love writes a powerful essay for that makes good reading every Valentine's Day.
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