"The Way To Love" contains thefinal flowering of Anthony de Mello's thought, andin it he grapples with the ultimate question oflove. In thirty-one meditations, he implores hisreaders with his usual pithiness to break throughillusion, the great obstacle to love. "Lovesprings from awareness," de Mello insists, sayingthat it is only when we see others as they arethat we can begin to really love. But not only mustwe seek to see others with clarity, we must examineourselves without misconception. The task, however, is not easy. "The most painful act,"de Mello says, "is the act of seeing. But inthat act of seeing that love is born." AnthonyDe Mello was the director of the Sadhana Instituteof Pastoral Counseling in Poona, India, andauthored several books. "The Way To Love"is his last.
About the Author
Anthony de Mello, SJ, is the author of many spiritual bestsellers, including "Sadhana," "Awareness," and "The Way to Love. "A native and lifelong resident of India, de Mello taught throughout the world, and his books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. He died in 1987.