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Wisdom's Blossoms

Tales of the Saints of India
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2
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
November, 2002
ISBN:
9781570628849
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$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In
India
, stories of great spiritual figures were traditionally passed down orally from generation to generation and recounted publicly in towns and villages by bhagavathars, or devotional singers. These stories served to inspire listeners, illustrating key spiritual concepts, and helping listeners to find meaning and courage amid the struggles of everyday life. Today, this storytelling tradition has largely disappeared. Wisdom’s Blossoms gathers and preserves some of these traditional stories in a delightful collection that features tales of such beloved figures as the Buddha, Kabir, and Mirabai.

The stories recount the spiritual journeys and enlightened actions of the saints of the religious traditions indigenous to
India
, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Islam. The authors present a diverse selection of inspirational tales—about both male and female saints, from a variety of time periods, and from all over India—in lively, contemporary language for a modern audience. The stories also suggest that, despite the perceived differences, the same spiritual principles underlie all the great religious traditions. Wisdom’s Blossoms also features delightful original artwork, detailed notes, and biographical information on each saint.

“This exquisite, poignant, superbly written book will enchant all those who read it to the depths of
India
’s devotional traditions.” —Andrew Harvey, author of The Direct Path

The authors are members of the Self-Realization Fellowship, the religious order founded by Paramahansa Yogananda.

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

Here is a timeless collection of traditional stories that recount the personal spiritual journeys and true acts of selflessness by saints from various religious traditions indigenous to India, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Sufism. The authors present a diverse selection of these inspirational talesabout both men and women saints, from a variety of time periods, and from all over Indiaand make them relevant for a modern audience. The stories reveal that, despite their perceived differences, the same spiritual principles underlie all the great religious traditions.

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