Return to the Spirit
Questions and Answers annotated edition
By (author) Martin Lings
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Return to the Spirit by Martin Lings
Book DescriptionThis insightful autobiographical account details one man's relationship with a spiritual master and how it led to a deep spiritual understanding of human life. The 96-year-old author, a respected British scholar, recounts the lessons learned from the Sufi sage, including the answers to profound questions such as "Do religions contradict one another? What is the spiritual significance of tears and laughter? How does the Divine play a part in such simple acts? Do civilizations embody spirituality?" and "How is the Quranic definition of the afterlife related to Sufism?" An appendix in memory of Dr. Lings includes tributes from Huston Smith and Wendell Berry, photos from Doctor Ling's, and excerpts from major obituaries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781887752749
(255mm x 178mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Fons Vitae,US
Publisher: Fons Vitae,US
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Martin Lings
Enduring Utterance, Paperback (October 2014)
A collection of lectures by renowned Sufi scholar Martin Lings. Delivered in London in the late nineties, they cover topics relating to metaphysics, comparative religion, Islamic doctrines, Sufism, mysticism and literature, affording rare glimpses into the traditionalist school of thought and the perennial philosophy.
Essential Rene Guenon, Paperback (December 2009)
The author was the founder of the Perennialist/Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought. Known for his discourses on the intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy of the modern world, symbolism, tradition, and the inner or spiritual dimension of religion, this book is a compilation of his most important writings.
Underlying Religion, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Martin Lings
This is an anthology of 25 essays by the leading exponents of the perennialist school of comparative religious thought. It aims to be the most accessible introduction yet to the perspective of the Perennial Philosophy.
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Author Biography - Martin Lings
Martin Lings is a former keeper of oriental manuscripts at the British Museum, a former professor of Shakespeare at Cairo University in Egypt, and the author of "Muhammad: His Life Based On the Earliest Sources."
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