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Pop Songs and Noble Truths of the Buddha

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Spirituality, love, Buddhism, Buddhadharma,

Lou Rawls famously sang, “Love Is a Hurting Thing.” Little did he know that he was illuminating the Buddha’s second noble truth—that suffering comes from attachment. Mitra Bishop-sensei writes for Buddhadharma that the same is true of cheesy Spanish-language pop songs, including “Que Duele Querer,” or “How painful [it is] to love?” Bishop-sensei writes about how Buddhists should strive for “unconditional love” one that is free from attachment and can be extended to the whole world.

Sources: Buddhadharma

And here's Lou Rawls: