Happiness Without Death: Desert Hymns

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Threshold Books, 1991 - Religion - 109 pages
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This is a collection of poems based on the first 30 surahs , or chapters, of the Koran, for which Helminski provides a new translation. The poems are written in the Sufi tradition, but this new ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
The Hymns 11 Life Geometry
11
Paradises of Your Gifts
14
With My Children
16
My Trust in
18
In Your Happy Desert
20
The Memory of the First Meeting
22
Music by Mentioning
25
In the Gardens of Your Mercy
43
The Lord of Religion and the World
45
Worship Only
47
While Doors Are Open for
49
Between My Heart and Theirs
51
Having the Keys of Liberty
53
To Be Loyal to
55
It Is a Deep Cosmic Worship
57

Why Names?
27
The Arts of Life
29
The Birth of Purity
31
For Your Generous Face
33
The Lord of Time and Place
35
By the Spirit of Prophecy
37
My Whole Character
39
Not to Fear Hunger or Death
41
In Your Endless Absoluteness
59
The Safe Homeland
61
With All Generations
63
In the Race of Holy Struggle
65
The Most Generous Teacher
67
My God Make Them Beloved by
69
Your Poor Entreating Servant
71
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