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True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart

Hanh, Thich Nhat;Chodzin, Sherab;Nhat Hanh;Kohn, Sherab Chodzin

ISBN 10: 1590301889 / ISBN 13: 9781590301883
Published by Shambhala Pubns, 2004
Used Condition: Collectible-Good Hardcover
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First Shambhala Edition, First Printing. Clean text. Binding intact. Large used sticker present on back on rear cover. Dust Jacket is price clipped. DJ has light shelf wear and soiling present. (X87). Bookseller Inventory # 100704148

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Title: True Love: A Practice for Awakening the ...

Publisher: Shambhala Pubns

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Collectible-Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Shambhala Edition

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In this little treasure, Thich Nhat Hanh offers a Buddhist view of love along with techniques for manifesting it in our daily lives. In his characteristically direct, simple, and compassionate style, he explores the four key aspects of love as described in the Buddhist tradition: lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and freedom.

In order to love in a real way, Thich Nhat Hanh explains, we need to learn how to be fully present in our lives. In True Love he offers readers the technique of conscious breathing as a method for synchronizing the mind and body to establish the conditions of love. He goes on to offer a mantra practice for generating love that consists of expressing four key statements or intentions in our relationships. These include: "Dear one, I am really there for you"; "Dear one, I know that you are there, and I am really happy about it"; "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 the concluding section of the book, Thich Nhat Hanh explains how love can help us to heal our own pain, fear, and negativity. He explains that we must not regard negative emotions as bad and repress them. We must recognize them as part of us and allow them into our consciousness, where they can be cared for by the "loving mother of mindfulness."

About the Author:

A Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh is an internationally known author, poet, scholar, and peace activist, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Living Buddha, Living Christ; Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames; Peace Is Every Step; and The Miracle of Mindfulness. He has founded monastic communities in France, Vermont, and California and teaches actively around the world.

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