A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
physical factors all have their roles. they are not the root cause for one's birth , because if they were, liberation would be impossible...Has anybody considered the role of genetics in Rebirth?
Love is non-self.
The Buddha taught that any idea of a self is simply a case of ignorantly clinging to one or more of the aggregates.
https://suttacentral.net/sn22.47/en/bodhiAt Savatthi. “Bhikkhus, those ascetics and brahmins who regard anything as self in various ways all regard as self the five aggregates subject to clinging, or a certain one among them. What five?
“Here, bhikkhus, the uninstructed worldling, who is not a seer of the noble ones and is unskilled and undisciplined in their Dhamma, who is not a seer of superior persons and is unskilled and undisciplined in their Dhamma, regards form as self, or self as possessing form, or form as in self, or self as in form. He regards feeling as self … perception as self … volitional formations as self … consciousness as self, or self as possessing consciousness, or consciousness as in self, or self as in consciousness.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html"Monks, where a self or what belongs to self are not pinned down as a truth or reality..."
"I have stopped, Aṅgulimāla … I have stopped for ever"
Love can be selfish, selfless, or rooted in the non-self meditation, but I assure you all the Love in your life you have felt was real and not false, even before you began to Awaken your Buddhist consciousness. Everyone around you Loves, even that lady on the street walking her dog who considers herself a non-Buddhist, because regardless, all Love is Buddhist, even if their Love is completely fallen and tattered. Perfect Love is Buddha, so you are on the right track .