The Dhammapada's take on Love and Lust.
Upon reading some sutras from the Dhammapada, I came across the following. Again, I'm a newbie, so I may be a little off with the Buddhist terms. However here is the word for word line or sutra:
27. Follow not after vanity, nor after the enjoyment of love and lust. He who is earnest and meditative obtains ample joy.
I would like to have your sincere thought on this. Personally, I am not too sure. I was already aware of the powers of lust and its ability to sway one from reaching concentration, furthermore, I pictured Lust as the main synonym to Māra.
On the other hand, love is something more serene. It can lead one to wonders, but if a scientific approach is taken, surely love is some form of lust (in the animal kingdom). Then again, what about family love, friendly love, pet love, etc?