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Agape, Chesed, Ishq, Metta etc.
Metta is the unfolding of the Buddha/yogi heart chakra, very different to the most intense forms of mundane love which all have a component of suffering/dukkha.
In the non-Buddhist traditions the experience often has elements of intense Dukkha/craving. Is this the same as the mature compassion tempered by wisdom and understanding?
My experience of metta is an inevitable by product. Bliss and euphoric states come and go but metta increasingly unfolds.
Not what you have read. What have you experienced?