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Summary

Begin from Within is the latest release from Asia’s most popular, million-copy selling monk Ryunosuke Koike. Based upon Koike’s love advice column on a popular astrology website, Begin from Within provides answers to a variety of typical romance troubles, combining Buddhist thought with his unusual and outspoken writing style. Unlike any Buddhist book published before, Koike’s latest release provides readers with an entirely new look into this enigmatic monk’s mind.  

Contents

 

-   Don’t trust men who only wax philosophical when it comes to love.

-   The ideal characters depicted in novels are no more than the novelist’s fantasy.

-   You don’t love him, you just love chasing after things you can’t have.

-   If you don’t try to improve yourself at all, then you’re just going to repeat the same mistakes in your next relationship.

-   You don’t get cheated on, you make your partner cheat on you.

-   You can’t seem to give up, not because it’s difficult but because you like getting rejected.

-   Don’t trust men who only wax philosophical when it comes to love.

-   The ideal characters depicted in novels are no more than the novelist’s fantasy.

-   You don’t love him, you just love chasing after things you can’t have.

-   If you don’t try to improve yourself at all, then you’re just going to repeat the same mistakes in your next relationship.

-   You don’t get cheated on, you make your partner cheat on you.

-   You can’t seem to give up, not because it’s difficult but because you like getting rejected.

-   Don’t trust men who only wax philosophical when it comes to love.

-   The ideal characters depicted in novels are no more than the novelist’s fantasy.

-   You don’t love him, you just love chasing after things you can’t have.

-   If you don’t try to improve yourself at all, then you’re just going to repeat the same mistakes in your next relationship.

-   You don’t get cheated on, you make your partner cheat on you.

-   You can’t seem to give up, not because it’s difficult but because you like getting rejected.

-   Don’t trust men who only wax philosophical when it comes to love.

-   The ideal characters depicted in novels are no more than the novelist’s fantasy.

-   You don’t love him, you just love chasing after things you can’t have.

-   If you don’t try to improve yourself at all, then you’re just going to repeat the same mistakes in your next relationship.

-   You don’t get cheated on, you make your partner cheat on you.

-   You can’t seem to give up, not because it’s difficult but because you like getting rejected.

About the Author

Ryunosuke Koike is a Japanese monk who is actively involved in practices that extend beyond traditional Buddhist boundaries, such as holding meditation classes and running his own website "Iede Cafe." Koike is extremely popular with readers in both Korea and East Asia for his accessible yet comprehensive Zen and Buddhism books. He has published 15 titles in a three year period, with approximately 1,000,000 being printed in Japan alone. His latest book Begin from Within: Teachings on Love from a Buddhist Monk , released in September 2012, has already been met with great interest and enthusiasm within Japan and internationally.

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