A Spirit of Tolerance: The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar

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World Wisdom, Inc, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 236 pages
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Tierno Bokar (1875-1939), African mystic and Muslim spiritual teacher, was remarkable for the drama of his life story (which was made into a recent play directed by Peter Brook). His message of religious tolerance and universal love is profoundly important in a world where different faiths are often at odds with each other.
 

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Contents

Roots
3
The Teacher
24
The Ordeal
92
The Well
115
The Miserly Merchant
121
Children of the Same Father
127
God Who Confounds Human Intelligence
134
The Primordial Pact
167
Mā dDīn
181
A Synthesis of the Esoteric Teachings
190
The Pearl of Perfection
207
Biographical Notes
227
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About the author (2008)

Ba was a distinguished Malian poet and scholar of African oral tradition and precolonial history.

Roger Gaetani is an editor and translator. He co-edited the Roger Gaetani is an editor and translator. He co-edited the anthology Sufism: Love and Wisdom. He lives in Bloomington, anthology Sufism: Love and Wisdom. He lives in Bloomington, IN. IN.

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