Learning to Love [NOOK Book]

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How can we build loving, lasting relationships? Not by listening to the media, Easwaran writes, but by learning to love. It’s a skill, one that we all need urgently to acquire - both for our personal happiness and for the welfare of the world. With quiet humor and practical wisdom, this much-respected spiritual author offers insights and advice for readers of all ages and backgrounds. True romance lies not in roses and candlelight, but in developing the patience, selflessness, and strength we need for rich ...
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Learning to Love

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Overview

How can we build loving, lasting relationships? Not by listening to the media, Easwaran writes, but by learning to love. It’s a skill, one that we all need urgently to acquire - both for our personal happiness and for the welfare of the world. With quiet humor and practical wisdom, this much-respected spiritual author offers insights and advice for readers of all ages and backgrounds. True romance lies not in roses and candlelight, but in developing the patience, selflessness, and strength we need for rich relationships and for making a wiser, more meaningful contribution to life.


This short ebook is compiled from excerpts from a number of books by Eknath Easwaran.
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learning to love is easier said than done. However, Easwaran's down to earth, practical approach to the idea is enjoyable to read on many levels. He uses every day examples to drive home the most lofty spiritual goal: love is the answer. Then he tells you how to move in that direction. My church is struggling right now to get through a divisive issue. I will be recommending it as a small group book discussion. Lots of gems to pick through!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014106993
  • Publisher: Nilgiri Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Series: Easwaran Inspirations , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 545,201
  • File size: 858 KB

Meet the Author

Eknath Easwaran (1910 – 1999) is respected around the world as an authentic guide to timeless wisdom, and as the author of Passage Meditation, which brings universal truths into daily life. In 1961 he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work with publications and retreats.

More than 1.5 million of Easwaran’s books on spiritual living are in print, and his translations of the Indian spiritual classics (The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, and The Dhammapada) are the bestselling editions in English.

A gifted teacher who lived for many years in the West, Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him enduring appeal as a teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    True Love

    "Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds..." In Sonnet CXVI Shakespeare told us what true love is, but he didn't tell us HOW to get it. Eknath Easwaran, renowned spiritual teacher and founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, in this touching, compassionate, and often witty e-essay, tells us how. Practice! Daily practice of specific spiritual tools and techniques. One of these is putting our partners first at every opportunity we get during the day, overlooking his/her faults, forgiving, letting go and moving on...to the next opportunity! Hard enough, indeed, for most of us. But gradually, over time, says Easwaran, we begin to see that this is a spiritual dynamic, a spiritual law like any law of physics. Love begins to fill our consciousnss, grows deeper daily, a win-win situation as we see that making others happy makes us happy too. Not only that, but also, he tells us, in perhaps the most astounding statement in the essay as he strikes out of the traditional marriage vows "till death do us part" and assures us, instead, that this kind of love, learned over years of hard work and practice, goes beyond death and becomes etched in eternity. "Love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle's compass come, love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out to the very edge of doom." Nodding in agreement to Shakespeare's tribute to true love, Easwaran does the Bard one better by giving us the road map to it.

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