All of us fall in love once or a couple of times throughout the course of our lives. Sometimes we claim to love somebody after a night spent together, sometimes after decades spent together. But, what is love? How many of you can answer this simple question?

We decided to try to define what true love is and we have come across an interesting definition of true love by Buddhists. According to them, there are 4 qualities, that only a true love has, and we will have a look at all of them so that you can figure out if it is a true love that you feel towards your significant other. Does that sound like something interesting to you? Let’s have a look!

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#1 Maitri

This is a type of love only a mother feels towards her child. This is unconditional and fearless love; you do not need anything in return from that person that you love. It makes you happy to see the other person happy. This is a type of love named Maitri.

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#2 Karuna

This is a type of love you feel towards a close friend. What is more, it is not just a friendly feeling, it is more like a sympathy, it hurts you see your friend hurt. Whenever you see someone in need or someone feeling down, you have that insatiable urge to help that person.

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#3 Mudita

This one is very rare. The thing is that this type of love means that you are very happy when someone else is happy. That is why it is very rare since we feel happier when there is something bad happening in the life of others.

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#4 Upekkha

This is that peaceful feeling most of us seek, but rarely find. This is not about feeling tired and then refreshed after a nice rest, this is something far greater and more difficult to explain.

No matter what type of love it is that you feel, try to live a happier and simpler life to achieve that perfect peace!

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We at BetterMe want everyone to know and experience true love. It is out there for everyone and until it knocks on your door we are here to remind you that you deserve the best love!

You can help us spread this love by sharing this with those around you and letting us know what you think in the comments below.

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