Thich Nhat Hanh Teachings on Love

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Teachings on Love

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According to the practice of mindfulness, our complete awareness 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, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh explores how to shine the light of awareness into our intimate relationships. Authentic love, according to Buddhist tradition, must possess four basic qualities: maitri (loving-kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (joy), and upeksha (freedom). When we look deeply into ourselves and our loved ones, these qualities begin to blossom effortlessly within us, nourishing ourselves and those around us. Weaving together traditional stories, personal experiences, and core concepts, Thich Nhat Hanh offers step-by-step practices that foster understanding and intimacy in any kind of relationship: between lovers, parents and children, even with those who have done us harm. We all yearn to experience a love that is deeper and more joyful. Teachings on Love provides a time-proven path that anyone can follow to nurture sound, fulfilling relationships.

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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

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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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