Death Before Dying: The Sufi Poems of Sultan Bahu

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University of California Press, 1998 - Poetry - 145 pages
"The heart's desire is unfulfilled and distant. My Lover won't give it medicine, and it won't mend its ways. Hotter fires burn in love's battlefield And, Bahu, I'm in awe of those who charge in. With their earthy charm and engaging simplicity, these Punjabi verses convey the immediacy of the spiritual quest as expressed in the popular idiom and imagery of the countryside. A fine choice for courses in Islamic religious studies and spirituality."—John Renard, author of Seven Doors to Islam

"The great Punjabi Sufi poet Sultan Bahu comes alive for English readers in this lucid and accessible translation. Transmitted orally by generations of singers, these powerful verses show how Sufism has actually been communicated."—Carl W. Ernst, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Great activity.Today the humans of the world are going to empty from spiritual satisfaction and spiritual education.Today we should study the teachings of Sufis.And there is need of spiritual awareness.

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Great book translating the poetry of the 17th Century Mystic Hazrat Sultan Bahu Infused with the gnostic pearls for the seekers in a very apt manner

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