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Hafez : Teachings of the Philosopher of Love - Haleh Pourafzal


Teachings of the Philosopher of Love

Paperback Published: 3rd March 2004
ISBN: 9780892811885
Number Of Pages: 288

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For 600 years the Persian poet Hafez has been read recited quoted and loved by millions of people in his homeland and throughout the world. Like his predecessor Rumi he is a spiritual guide in our search for life's essence. Hafez is both a mystic philosopher and a heartfelt poet of desires and fears. HAFEZ is the perfect introduction to the man known as the philosopher of love whose message of spiritual transcendence through rapture and service to others is especially important now that our troubled world has moved into the 21st century. His wisdom speaks directly to the cutting edge of philosophy psychology social theory and education and can serve as a bridge of understanding between the West and the Middle East two cultures in desperate need of mutual empathy. This is the paperback edition of the hardback entitled Spiritual Wisdom of Hafez.

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"Haf z fears nothing. He sees too far; he sees throughout; such is the only man I wish to see or be."--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Haf z has no peer."--Goethe
"Only the most enlightened of beings can benefit from the deepest human joys because within such beings resides a unique force of freedom and rapture. Their awareness rests in the house of spirit and their soul mates with their awareness meaning that which is discovered through awareness emanates from their soul and that which shines in the soul is known with awareness. This unity of spirit and mind is the legacy of Hafez."--Friedrich Nietzsche
"This beautifully written and nicely presented discourse on his life and work honors the poet as a significant figure whose influence resonates still."--NAPRA ReView
"This book is an ideal introduction to the spiritual guidance offered in Hafez's verses."--Bodhi Tree Book Review, Winter 1999 / Spring 2000

List of Complete Ghazalsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Notes on the Textp. xii
Introductionp. 3
One Soul Standing Guardp. 15
Tavern of the Human Spirit
Philosopher of Lovep. 25
Jamshid's Biluminous Cupp. 41
Rend: The Warrior of Lifep. 55
Rendi: The Pathway
To Study the Poetp. 69
Ancient Waysp. 73
Making the Prayer House Quakep. 79
Gathered Memoryp. 85
The Goal of Truthp. 91
Focusing Awarenessp. 97
A Choice of Mythologyp. 101
Inspiration Without Fantasyp. 107
Clarity in Ecstasyp. 113
The Gift of Compassionp. 119
Generosity's Impulsep. 125
The Need for Stretchingp. 131
The Rage of Lovep. 137
Surrender to Mysteryp. 141
Giving Way to Abandonp. 147
The Blessing of Good Companionsp. 151
The Realm of Sacrednessp. 157
The Joy of Imaginationp. 163
Summoning Couragep. 169
Beyond Mind's Speculationsp. 175
Constant Vigilancep. 181
In Today's World
The Big Picturep. 187
Justicep. 191
Sustainabilityp. 205
Servicep. 221
A Tale of Our Journey
The Elder Takes His Leavep. 237
The Wild Deerp. 242
Notesp. 253
Farsi (Persian) Glossaryp. 255
Selected English Bibliographyp. 260
Farsi Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 266
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ISBN: 9780892811885
ISBN-10: 0892811889
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 3rd March 2004
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2