Tortured by Love, Lust, a Crush? Buddhism has some advice for you.
“The Lord Buddha advised those who are ardent on attaining Nibbana to contemplate the body with its impurities…”
Growing up, my momma was an American Buddhist. While I appreciated the community hugely, growing up, I didn’t get into Buddhism personally until I was 16. I was graduating from high school, and figured that before I left my teenage home (Karme Choling, a Buddhist meditation center in rural Vermont) I’d say goodbye to all that in proper Buddhist style: by doing a weeklong meditation retreat. Nine hours a day, including zen-style meals, of meditation.
Excerpt from a Buddhist text:
35) How to Combat and Subdue Lust and Desire