Sufi Symbolism I

A tavern-haunter is beyond the bounds of earth and heaven

Both the worlds in this ruin to him are a dream.

-- Attar


Sufi Symbolsim I Cover

Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

Translated under the supervision of
Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh by Leonard
Lewisohn and Terry Graham

ISBN 0-933546-12-2




Contents

bulletParts of the Beloved's Body

bulletWine, Music

bulletMystical Audition

bulletConvivial Gatherings rings

The contents are highly interesting for everyone who wants to understand Persian and Persianate poetical symbolism… themes are explained in their symbolic, religious sense and they are illustrated by numerous verses from the works of the great mystical masters of Iran. As for the translation of the verses... they are fair enough and certainly better than most English versions of Oriental poetry.

Anne-Marie Schimmel, Harvard University


Available in: | English | Farsi


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