True Love : A Practice for Awakening the Heart

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2019-04-30
  • Publisher: Shambhala
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In This Little Treasure, Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, offers timeless insight into the nature of real love. With simplicity, warmth, and directness, he explores the four key aspects of love as described in the Buddhist tradition: lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and freedom-explaining how to experience them in our day-to-day lives. He also emphasizes that in order to love in a real way, we must first learn how to be fully present in our lives, and he offers simple techniques from the Buddhist tradition that anyone can use to establish the conditions of love. True Love features a transformative practice for generating love that consists of expressing four key intentions in our relationships. These include: "Dear one, I am really here for you;" "Dear one, I know that you are here, and it makes me very happy;" "Dear one, I know that you are suffering, and that is why I am here for you;" and "Dear one, I am suffering, please help me." In True Love Thich Nhat Hanh also stirringly explains how we can bring love to bear on our own pain, fear, and negativity. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, is an internationally known author, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Table of Contents

The Four Aspects of Lovep. 1
Love Is Being Therep. 5
Recognizing the Presence of the Otherp. 13
Being There When Someone Is Sufferingp. 19
Overcoming Pridep. 23
Deep Listeningp. 33
Learning to Speak with Love Againp. 39
Restoring Peace within Yourselfp. 43
The Energy of Mindfulnessp. 49
Caring for Our Painp. 55
The Principle of Nondualityp. 65
Reconciliationp. 71
Coming to Life Againp. 81
Telephone Meditationp. 85
Everybody Should Practice Mindfulnessp. 91
Getting Rid of Our Conceptsp. 95
About the Authorp. 103
Thich Nhat Hanh's Practice Centersp. 105
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