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Sufi Encounters

Sharing the Wisdom of Enlightened Sufis
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Watkins
 | 
September, 2018
ISBN:
9781786781857
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$27.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Written for all who are interested in exploring non-duality, the nature of consciousness and the mystical path, this is an unparalleled guide to Sufism as it is practiced around the world. Describing face-to-face meetings with the enlightened teachers of the current era and offering wonderfully inspiring translations of the great Sufi masters of the past, including Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Shams ad-Din Tabrizi, Mansur al-Hallaj, Omar Khayyam, Farid ad-Din Attar and many more, this book shines a light on the Sufi path and offers wise insight into the meaning and purpose of life. The Sufi way described here leads the seeker past ordinary states of consciousness towards a new experience of infinitude—the perfect Oneness—that is the source of the universe.  

The book is at once an autobiography, a didactic treatise and a literary opus full of wonderful translations of the words of earlier Sufis, as well as the author’s own poetry.  From India and Pakistan, to the Mahgreb, South Africa and Iran, the book follows his travels around Sufism’s holy sites.

Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri also addresses profound Sufi teachings concerning the nature of God, the Universal Man, the cosmos… addressing difficult doctrinal issues as only a master who has digested fully such knowledge could do. The book also reveals much about the present-day Islamic world where, despite the tragedies that are to be seen everywhere, tradition and spirituality survive. The work is also a metaphysical and spiritual guide as well as a compendium of Sufi sayings and poems. —Seyyed Hossein Nasr, from the preface

“In our present time of so much divisiveness, it is a blessing to know of these luminaries who have lived a light of oneness beyond any division.” —Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, author of Spiritual Ecology: 10 Practices

“A compelling view of Sufi history together with vivid personal remembrances of living mystics. This is an inspiring and at the same time beautifully subtle book, with light-filled insights on every page.” —Saadi Shakur Chishti, author of The Sufi Book of Life

Publisher’s Description: 

An unparalleled exploration of Sufism as it is practised around the world, describing meetings with today's enlightened teachers as well as including wonderfully inspiring translations of the great Sufi masters of the past. Ultimately, this book acts as a guide to the Sufi path and offers wise insight into the meaning and purpose of life.

A compelling view of Sufi history together with vivid personal remembrances of living mystics. This is an inspiring and at the same time beautifully subtle book, with light-filled insights on every page." Saadi Shakur Chishti, author ofThe Sufi Book of LifeThe Sufi path described in this book leads the seeker past ordinary states of consciousness towards a new experience of infinitude that is the source of the universe. In this stage there is no duality or otherness, but instead infinitude, the Original Oneness, from which all dualities and attributes emanate. The book is at once an autobiography, a didactic treatise and a literary opus full of wonderful translations of the words of earlier Sufis, as well as the author's own poetry. It describes Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeris life quest to connect todays world with classical times, especially through his meetings with enlightened Sufis all over the globe. Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri also addresses profound Sufi teachings concerning the nature of humankind, the cosmos and God, using clear and simple language to address difficult doctrinal issues as only a master who has digested fully such knowledge could do. The book also reveals much about the present-day Islamic world where, despite the tragedies that are to be seen everywhere, tradition and spirituality survive. This is a metaphysical and spiritual guide to the Sufi path that ultimately offers insight into the meaning and purpose of life.

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