Peace Is Every Step - Part 2, Chapters 42-50 Summary & Analysis

Nhat Hanh
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Part 2, Chapters 42-50 Summary

In "Understanding," Hanh discusses the link between love, compassion, and understanding. According to him, one must look at other individuals with compassion, and in doing so, will understand other's behaviors. In understanding, one will not find anger, but instead will love, which can be used to help suffering in the world. Hanh uses the example of a young boy who awakens his sister nicely. She yells at him, and he is originally angry. However, on reflection, he realizes she was awake, coughing all evening, and thus, must be sick. This understanding dissolves his anger. Hanh continues the discussion of feelings toward others in "True Love." Hanh believes that one must completely understand another person in order to love him or her. He explains that by asking questions of the other person, such as "Am I making you suffer...

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