True Love

A Practice for Awakening the Heart
Narrated by: James Gimian
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Love might not be what we think it is. We all seek the happiness that comes from loving and being loved, yet we often find ourselves dissatisfied in our relationships and unable to grasp the cause. Thich Nhat Hanh here shows the way to overcome our recurrent obstacles to love - by learning to be mindful, open, and present with ourselves and others. As he explains, "training is needed in order to love properly; and to be able to give happiness and joy, you must practice deep looking directed toward the person you love. Because if you do not understand this person, you cannot love properly. Understanding is the essence of love."

This quintessential guide to loving also introduces the four key aspects of love described in the Buddhist tradition - loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and freedom - and describes many simple and direct ways in which we can practice authentic love in our everyday lives.

Cover art: White Lotus (Nelumbo Odorata), c. 1800, unknown artist. Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Eric Schroeder

©2004 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Practical compassion

This book is like a sermon, not in preachiness, but in its connection to the listener's needs. In less than two hours, it showed me the emotional weights I subconsciously carry and how to unburden myself.

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Enlightening

I have been struggling as of late. This book re-opened my mindfulness and my love.

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I didn't enjoy this book. The content is repetitive and shallow. I wouldn't recommend it.

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obviously it is what it is will listen to the next one.. okay it's done

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Me encantó. Todos los Díaz puedes leer una frase y luego practicar. Es un libro de cabecera para el Corazón.

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love the message, but narrator sounds like a robot

I will definitely listen to this over and over again because of the lessons it contains but I will avoid this narrator in the future.

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every moment with the book is wonderful.

I am trying to follow the book, and i think it is barely hopeful. With a person who not used to "hope", the book is kind of hopeful moments . If you are wondering, just dive right in .

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thanks Amazon.

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Great book, literally for everyone to read

This book carries great reminders and lessons for anyone working to love themselves or another. Looking to strengthen, grow, or start a relationship, this is a perfect short r3ad to get you started.

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Deep and powerful

Will have to listen again and again for these teachings to settle within me useful practical and thoughtful.