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Awakening

A Sufi Experience
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Tarcher/Putnam
 | 
July, 2000
ISBN:
9781585420384
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$15.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This beautiful and reverential discourse in the Sufi tradition is from Pir Vilayat Khan, the eldest son and spiritual successor to Hazrat Inayat Khan, the man who founded the Sufi Order in the West in 1910. In this vibrant work, he describes what it is to be “in God’s bosom”; he includes pithy quotes from Sufi masters, peppers his book with guided meditations, prayers and breathing practices to do, and shares conversational parables about life and the spirit.

Chapter titles give a taste: “Awakening and Illumination,” “Beginning the Journey: Loosening the Ties that Bind,” “Attuning to the Masters, Saints, and Prophets,” “Becoming a Being of Light,” “Awakening in Life: How our Personal Problems Can Become the Catalysts for Spiritual Creativity,” “Building a Temple for the Divine Presence: Traditional Sufi Practices,” and “Heaven on Earth: Awakening Conscience in Everyday Life.”

As individuals alter their consciousness, so, too, do they effect a transformation in the surrounding environment. This represents a breathtaking breakthrough that radically distinguishes the spirituality of the future from that of the past. The Universe is evolving toward an even greater destiny—and we are the means of this global transformation! This means that instead of assuming that the blueprint for the future has already been designed, we realize that the future is being constructed step-by-step through an innovative trial-and-error process—imaged and designed through our participation in the Divine Programming.

A radically different image of the Divine is appearing on the horizon: the Universe as a Global Being of which the Cosmos is a body, whose intelligence flashes through our thoughts and emotions, sparking ecstasy and despair in the cosmic drama—and in which we participate by our individual free will.

Between the lines of Awakening lingers an experience of shared presence and deep attunement. Among Pir Vilayat Khan’s other books are Introducing Spirituality into Counseling and That Which Transpires Behind That Which Appears.

Publisher’s Description: 

"This book, drawing on the wisdom of an 83-year-old Sufi master, defines awakening and offers a clear map for the journey."-Personal Transformation magazine.

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