True Love -Thich Nhat Hanh

“According to Buddhism, there are four elements of true love.

The first is maitri, which can be translated as loving-kindness or benevolence. The second element of true love is compassion, karuna.  The third element of true love is joy, mudita.  The fourth element is upeksha, equanimity or freedom.”

Thich Nhat Hanh explains freedom in true love… “When you love, you bring freedom to the person you love.  You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free, not only outside but also inside.

‘Dear one, do you have enough space to your heart and all around you?’  This is an intelligent question for testing out whether your love is something real.” 

 

Thich Nhat Hanh – “True Love,” p. 1-4

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After thirty years of teaching Inner City, Special Education students and forty-five years of metaphysical studies, I have decided to share my life's philosophical understandings on this wonderful website. For me, everything in my life has been a spiritual experience from being raised in an alcoholic household, to marriage and teaching, and finally caring for an Alzheimer parent. I have sought at least fifteen, personal psychic readings to try and assist me as a wife, teacher and caretaker. I want to share the wisdom that I have gained from following the valuable spiritual guidance from my inner knowing and from heeding the advise of channeled answers from trusted psychics. At almost 70 years old, I am writing, traveling and enjoying retirement in Florida.

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