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Contemplative Life
12995 N. Oracle Rd.
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Love & Desire
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Manufacturer: Laurence Freeman, OSB
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  Track Title Length
4.   Truth and Insight 00:03:20
What Happens In Meditation With Desires
Understanding the Nature of our Desires
Transformation of Desire


Love and Desire

Laurence Freeman, OSB

"We don't desire happiness enough." - St. Augustine

With these words of St. Augustine, Fr. Laurence begins our journey through the pitfalls of life - searching for truth, happiness and love. Desiring everything, we neglect to understand the difference between our needs and desires so that we can love in the true sense of agape.

Our human needs are universal, but desire must be separated from these needs. To understand this produces compassion in our relationships and opens us to Grace, the only force greater than eros. When our needs are unmet we are wounded. Images and fantasies become the desires that we think will heal the wounds of unmet needs. the happiness we gain is short lived and leaves us with emptiness.

In these enlightening and extensive talks, Fr. Laurence reminds us that the role of teacher is to put us in touch with the fundamental desire for God which will transform desire by love. With such a transformation our relationships will not longer be dualistic but trinitarian: Eros, Agape and Filia.

Teachings given at Monte Oliveto Maggiore, July 2004, Siena, Italy.

The audio on these talks are not of professional quality however the message is excellent and inspiring. Because of the quality limitation we are offering these 4 CD's at a reduce price.

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