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Sufi Meditation and Contemplation : Timeless Wisdom from Mughal India,9780930872908

Sufi Meditation and Contemplation : Timeless Wisdom from Mughal India

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Sufi Meditation and Contemplation offers fresh translations of three classic Sufi texts from Mughal India: The Alms Bowl of Shaykh Kalimullah Shajehanabadi, The Compass of Truth by Dara Shikoh, and the Treatise on the Human Body attributed to Mu'in al-Din Chishti. These texts elucidate meditation practices and the resulting effects. All three come from the Mughal era in India, which witnessed a flowering of Sufism in innovative personalities, diverse mystical orders and bold literary expressions."Meditation is the way to instill the values in the heart, to such a depth that the heart itself is transformed. The heart then is not merely an organ in the body, and is not just on's own personal center; when properly activated through meditation, the heart opens up to reveal the very presence of God with one and with all. To find this state of loving intimacy is the advice of the Qur'an when it says, "So remember me, that I may remember you". And according to Sufi teachings, to meditate and contemplate is the way to draw God down to you and to allow yourself to be lifted up toward God." - from the foreword by Scott Kugle.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Translators Introductionp. 1
The Alms Bowl of Shaykh Kalimullah Translator's Notesp. 29
The Alms Bowl of Shaykh Kalimullah Shahjehanabadip. 31
Introductionp. 32
On Methods of Meditationp. 54
On Methods of Contemplationp. 76
Conclusionp. 89
General Advicep. 114
The Compass of Truth
Translators Notesp. 125
The Compass of Truthp. 129
Treatise on the Human Body
Attributed to Mu'in al-Din Chishti
Translator's Introductionp. 167
Editor's Commentp. 170
Treatise on the Human Body
Attributed to Mu'in al-Din Chishtip. 181
Glossaryp. 193
Notes on the Cover Illustrationp. 201
Indexp. 203
About the Translatorsp. 225
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