Love and Creation

Inspired by conversations in our last two episodes, today we discuss creativity, art, and love. What does Buddhism have to say about the creative process? Is it merely a kind of desire? Or attachment? And what about familial and romantic love? (It is almost Valentine’s Day, after all!) Classical Buddhism suggests that we ought to remove all attachment and desires; but the flip side is the compassion of the Buddha, often spoken of in terms of a sort of universalized familial love. Believe it or not, we still find room in all of this to talk about art, music, film, and — of course — Star Trek!

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