In thirty-one meditations, he implores his readers with his usual pithiness to break through illusion, the great obstacle to love. In One Minute Wisdom, he points the way toward new levels of contemplation and contentment, love and harmony, wisdom and enlightenment. It is written by a Jesuit priest and has scripture as the chapter titles, but I think non-Christians would still love it. First of all, I liked some parts of a book, he really gives us good advices. But what would he call the healthy way to be? He speaks in a language that anyone can understand. Great food for thought in this little gem! The task, however, is not easy. The moment they drop, freedom will arise.
Now think of yourself listening to an orchestra in which the sound of the drum is so loud that nothing else can be heard. His works are readily available and additional writings were published after his death. You are now ready to love. There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them. However, at times, he presented spiritual conferences in various other countries, including the United States. Good place to go back to when doubts of love sink in. Having done this, attempt to understand the true nature of worldly feelings, namely, the feelings of self-promotion, self-glorification.
The Way To Love contains the final flowering of Anthony de Mello's thought, and in it he grapples with the ultimate question of love. The whole premise is to rid ourselves of attachments which we hold on to in order to achieve happiness. And then you will have to read it again. Heaven is within each and every one of us. It's a small book and great to carry around on the commutes into work. Be warned though, you may not like what he has to say.
The story I am about to tell has bearing on the book you are about to read. The Way To Love is his last. And once again notice the qualitative difference between the worldly feeling and the soul feeling. He's now one of my favorite authors. Despite being written by a Jesuit priest, the ideas expressed are reminiscent of Buddhism non-attachment , with a distinct Christian lens.
De Mello established a prayer center in India. Menjadi Melalui buku ini Anthony de Mello membawa kita untuk siap mencintai, dengan cinta yang bebas dan menghidupkan. It is a key that anyone can possess and can experience within their own lives. He says that we shouldn't look at things through our beliefs and there he goes he wrote it through Bible quotes and believes. But in that act of seeing that love is born. You falsely think that your fears protect you, your beliefs have made you what you are and your attachments make your life exciting and secure.
Anthony DeMello is one of my favorites. It can sometimes feel like he's advocating a life of such solitude that it comes off as self-protective to make sure you can't be hurt. Otherwise our needs and desires lead us in a cycle of disappointment. There is only one thing that blocks out entry into that world of love and the name of that thing is Attachment. In these turbulent times, i really think it is a relevant book! Menjadi manusia bebas berarti pertama sekali memahami dunia ini, memahami orang-orang, tidak terikat dengan orang yang kita sayangi maupun tidak terpengaruh dengan emosi yang diciptakan orang yang tidak kita sukai. Discipleship If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
I have loved every single one of his books and I own most of them. The darkness in your eyes will be dispelled and your vision will become clear and penetrating, and you will know at last what love is. You will probably say loneliness or oppression or war or hatred or atheism. In thirty-one meditations, he implores his readers with his usual pithiness to break through illusion, the great obstacle to love. I love this book with my whole heart. His insight is somewhat like Eckhart Tolle but much easier to grasp and apply. It is only inasmuch as you see someone as he or she really is here and now and not as they are in your memory or your desire or in your imagination or projection that you can truly love them, otherwise it is not the person that you love but the idea that you have formed of this person, or this person as the object of your desire not as he or she is in themselves.
Not the kind of love that separates -- that separates love between a lover and a friend. It is produced by the lusting eye that excites craving within the heart and by the grasping hand that reaches out to hold, possess and make one's own, and refuses to let go. For they live empty, soulless lives. Not surprisingly, Tony also encourages a certain kind of detachment. Attachments can only thrive in the darkness of illusion.
It has challenged every single thing I believe and hold true. The task, however, is not easy. Jesuit spirituality built on and encourages a certain kind of detachment, as do certain other spiritual traditions. Get the taste of this feeling and contrast it with the first, namely, the one that was generated within you when you were praised. Bored senseless watching repetitive Hollywood rom-coms? I loved this What a book. The Way To Love is his last. For example, he does not use the terms non-attachment or detachment to characterize the healthy way to be.
But you have also been programmed not to suspect, not to doubt, just to trust the assumptions that have been put into you by your tradition, your culture, your society, your religion. When you see this you will understand how people attempt to gain the world and, in the process, lose their soul. He died suddenly in 1987. Digression: Because Tony was a Jesuit priest, he was trained in Jesuit spirituality also known as Ignatian spirituality, the spiritual orientation based on the work of the founder of the Jesuit order, St. The reason why you are unhappy is because you are focusing on what you do not have rather than on what you have right now. You fail to see that they are actually a screen between you and life's symphony.