Note: On the back cover of the first printing of the physical book, the author's birth year is listed as 1929. In fact, he was born in 1926. This will be corrected in the coming reprint.
- Shambhala Publications09/19/2023Pages: 112Size: 4.5 x 6.75ISBN: 9781645472445Details
In a new edition of this classic, the renowned Zen monk and best-selling author Thich Nhat Hanh explains what real love is and how we can experience it in our daily lives, for readers of any faith.
Thich Nhat Hanh offers us a Buddhist view of love along with techniques for manifesting it in our daily lives. In his characteristically direct, simple, and sweet style, he explores the four key aspects of love as described in the Buddhist tradition: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and freedom.
In True Love, Thich Nhat Hanh explains that in order to love in a real way, we need to learn how to be fully present in our lives. Toward that end, he offers the technique of conscious breathing as a way of synchronizing the mind and the body and establishing the conditions for love. He goes on to offer a mantra practice for cultivating real love that consists of expressing four key statements or intentions in our relationships.
In the concluding section of the book, Thich Nhat Hanh explains how we can bring love to bear on our own pain, fear, and negativity. He explains that we must not regard these things 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 through mindfulness.Extras
Note: On the back cover of the first printing of the physical book, the author's birth year is listed as 1929. In fact, he was born in 1926. This will be corrected in the coming reprint.Author BioA Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh (1926–2022) was an internationally renowned 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 was the leader of monastic communities in New York, California, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, and his teachings have inspired several hundred local groups of lay practitioners across the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.Praise
"Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama." —New York Times
"Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." —H. H. the Fourteenth Dalai LamaSelected Reader Reviews