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Teachings on Love is a treasure trove of guidance for couples, families, and individuals who want to nourish the gift and strength of their relationships and deal creatively with their weaknesses and difficulties. Teachings on Love provides a time-tested path to nurture the deepest love in ourselves and in others. This revised edition includes updated and newly edited chapters as well as a new introduction by the author.
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For venerated Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, love is more than an emotion. Drawing on millennia of Buddhist wisdom and his own therapeutic methods, Teachings on Love further develops his practical notion of interbeing in terms of love. If all things are interrelated, what could be more paramount to negotiating those relations than love? And more than just a way of relating, love is a way of living: "Love by the way you walk, the way you sit, the way you eat." Nhat Hanh supports his practical advice with numerous verses for enhancing mindfulness, prostrations for expressing reverence, and succinct formulas, such as the Five Awarenesses and the Five Mindfulness Trainings. The fifth mindfulness training exemplifies the broad scope of Nhat Hanh's love: "Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption, I am committed to cultivating good health, both physical and mental, for myself, my family, and my society by practicing mindful eating, drinking, and consuming." Thich Nhat Hanh forever writes with reassuring warmth, from which readers may derive insight as well as comfort. --Brian Bruya
According to Buddhist tradition, our mindful presence in the moment opens the door to every possibility. It is the key to lasting transformation in all areas of our lives--at work, in worship, even in love. On Teachings on Love, Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the author of over 75 books, explores how to shine the light of awareness into our intimate relationships.
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