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True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
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Jan 07, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: bought-2012, non-fiction, spiritual, own, favorites, re-read
Read from February 22, 2012 to August 10, 2013

rereading. August 2013
First read February 2012

"Love is a true thing, if it is made up of understanding" pg 3

"If there is no joy in your love, you can be sure that it is not true love." pg 4

'dear one, I know that you are suffering, that is why I am here for you.' pg 20

"the Buddha said this: 'the object of your practice should first of all be yourself. Your love for the other, your ability to love another person, depends on your ability to love yourself.' If you are not able to take care of yourself, if you are not able to accept yourself, how could you love him or her? So it is necessary to come back to yourself in order to be able to achieve the transformation." pg 44

' we are afraid of the suffering that is inside us, afraid of war and conflicts.' pg 46

'caring for yourself, reestablishing peace in yourself, is the basic condition for helping someone else.' pg 47


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02/22/2012 page 16
13.0% "I always feel better reading Thay."
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