So.. ive been studying Buddhism for the past couple months or so. Nothing too intense but i know the basics about it.
Although my studies have obviously taught me that Buddhism is respect and love oriented,
I cannot help but feel discouraged towards having committed relationships?
Maybe im really out of it and have been reading some awful books... but i have just gotten the vibe that although buddha exhibited his loving kindness with no bias or judgement.. His teachings are extremely heavy on having no attachments or desires. [ie a girlfriend, wife, husband, whatever]
a few pieces of Buddhist teachings/writings
If one stays too long with friends
They will soon tire of him;
Living in such closeness leads to dislike and hate.
It is but human to expect and demand too much
When one dwells too long in companionship.The flaws of cyclic existence: Relatives at home, enemies, friends and possessions in the world are the causes of worry for the body and mind. Only virtuous actions can benefit others. Therefore, I will not be attached to these ties and I will cast them away as I would a snake in my lapalthough i know Buddhism teaches we need to pry from our senses and worldly matters.. is such attraction between a man and a woman to be ignored and discouraged as evil hedonistic attachments?Don't give way to heedlessness
or to intimacy
with sensual delight--
for a heedful person,
absorbed in jhana,
attains an abundance of ease
[not to be rude either but id like your personal opinions moreso than links to websites ]