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Summary

Love might not be what we think it is. We all seek the happiness that comes from loving and being loved, yet we often find ourselves dissatisfied in our relationships and unable to grasp the cause. Thich Nhat Hanh here shows the way to overcome our recurrent obstacles to love - by learning to be mindful, open, and present with ourselves and others. As he explains, "training is needed in order to love properly; and to be able to give happiness and joy, you must practice deep looking directed toward the person you love. Because if you do not understand this person, you cannot love properly. Understanding is the essence of love."

This quintessential guide to loving also introduces the four key aspects of love described in the Buddhist tradition - loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and freedom - and describes many simple and direct ways in which we can practice authentic love in our everyday lives.

Cover art: White Lotus (Nelumbo Odorata), c. 1800, unknown artist. Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Eric Schroeder

©2004 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2018 Random House Audio

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  • 22-05-18

Practical compassion

This book is like a sermon, not in preachiness, but in its connection to the listener's needs. In less than two hours, it showed me the emotional weights I subconsciously carry and how to unburden myself.

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  • chantel
  • 11-11-20

This book will change your life...

If you are open to it, this book will change your life for the better!

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  • Troy
  • 20-01-21

Beautiful

Truly a blessing . I loved the teachings and explanations in this small book. Thi has Nhat Hanh is a gift to humanity.

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  • Nicole Warner
  • 30-09-20

Meditation practices..

If you like to meditate or you’re interested in meditation than I highly recommend this book. It is filled with guided meditations helping you reach your full potential in love throughout all relationships!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-18

every moment with the book is wonderful.

I am trying to follow the book, and i think it is barely hopeful. With a person who not used to "hope", the book is kind of hopeful moments . If you are wondering, just dive right in .

Somewhere on Earth.
thanks Amazon.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-09-20

Enlightening

I have been struggling as of late. This book re-opened my mindfulness and my love.

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  • 18-08-20

Repetitive

I didn't enjoy this book. The content is repetitive and shallow. I wouldn't recommend it.

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  • Norman Johnson
  • 03-06-20

obviously

obviously it is what it is will listen to the next one.. okay it's done

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  • 09-05-20

True Love

Me encantó. Todos los Díaz puedes leer una frase y luego practicar. Es un libro de cabecera para el Corazón.

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  • Dee Zee
  • 26-01-20

love the message, but narrator sounds like a robot

I will definitely listen to this over and over again because of the lessons it contains but I will avoid this narrator in the future.

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