By Helen Fisher

A latest vintage approximately love now thoroughly revised and updated.

First released in 1992, Helen Fisher’s “fascinating” (New York Times) Anatomy of Love fast turned a vintage. on the grounds that then, Fisher has performed pioneering mind learn on lust, romantic love, and attachment; amassed facts on greater than 80,000 humans to provide an explanation for why you like who you like; and picked up details on greater than 30,000 women and men on sexting, hooking up, neighbors with advantages, and different present developments in courtship and marriage. and she or he provides a brand new, scientifically dependent and confident point of view on relationships in our electronic age—what she calls “slow love.”

This is a state of the art travel de strength that strains human relatives existence from its origins in Africa over 20 million years in the past to the web courting websites and bedrooms of this present day. And it’s received all of it: the copulatory gaze and different common relationship ploys; the who, while, the place, and why of adultery; love addictions; her discovery of 4 extensive chemically dependent character kinds and what every one seeks in romance; the latest info on all over the world (biologically established) styles of divorce; how and why women and men imagine otherwise; the genuine tale of ladies, males, and gear; the rise—and fall—of the sexual double average; and what mind technology tells us approximately how one can make and continue a contented partnership.

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I realized that he was going to leave us and we would never see him again. I felt intensely sad and lonely. Samten's death was not an easy one. The sound of his labored breathing followed us everywhere, and we could smell his body decaying. The monastery was overwhelmingly silent except for this breathing. Everything focused on Samten. Yet 3 4 THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING although there was so much suffering in Samten's prolonged dying, we could all see that deep down he had a peace and inner confidence about him.

If this is the only state of consciousness we are familiar with, then to rely on our minds at the moment of death is an absurd gamble. THE GREAT DECEPTION The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present. CHUANG TZU After my master died, I enjoyed a close connection with Dudjom Rinpoche, one of the greatest meditation masters, mystics, and yogins of recent times.

And to think that all this springs from a civilization that claims to adore life, but actually starves it of any real meaning; that endlessly speaks of making people "happy," but in fact blocks their way to the source of real joy. This modern samsara feeds off an anxiety and depression that it fosters and trains us all in, and carefully nurtures with a consumer machine that needs to keep us greedy to keep going. Samsara is highly organized, versatile, and sophisticated; it assaults us from every angle with its propaganda, and creates an almost impregnable environment of addiction around IMPERMANENCE 21 us.

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