Monday, January 08, 2007

Teachings I admire

"As we learn to see with the eyes of love, we empty our minds of anger and hatred. As long as these negative mental formations are present in us, our love is incomplete. We may think we understand and accept others, but we are not yet able to love them fully....The moment we give rise to the desire for all beings to be happy and at peace, the energy of love arises in our mind, and all our feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness are permeated by love; in fact, they become love." Thich Nhat Hanh (in "Teachings on Love")

I love this book by Thich Nhat Hanh. It is probably the most profound book on the topic of love I've yet to find. And yet it is also very readable, very practical.

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