The context and content of Theravada Buddhism’s Love and Sympathy discusses Theravada’s teachings on love and sympathy. The presentation is based on the four first collections of Buddha’s discourses, a stylistically homogeneous compilation the earliest strata Theravada scripture. The author discusses the Pali material that is relevant to these topics in the five first chapters. In chapter six, he provides a detailed analysis and critique of their positions. He is concerned with social motivations as well as the psychological, soteriological and spiritual import of Theravada teachings about love, sympathy, and sublime attitudes. The unique vision of Theravada Buddhism can only be seen through these perspectives.