The Way To Love contains the final flowering of Anthony de Mellos thought, and in it he grapples with the ultimate question of love. In thirty-one meditations, he implores his readers with his usual pithiness to break through illusion, the great obstacle to love. "Love springs from awareness," de Mello insists, saying that it is only when we see others as they are that we can begin to really love. But not only must we seek to see others with clarity, we must examine ourselves without misconception. The task, however, is not easy. "The most painful act," de Mello says, "is the act of seeing. But in that act of seeing that love is born."
Anthony De Mello
Anthony De Mello was a Jesuit priest known throughout the world for his writings and
spiritual conferences. A native and lifelong resident of India, he died suddenly in 1987. His
many books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.