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Awakening: A Sufi Experienceby Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Synopses & Reviews
The long-awaited work on the principles of Sufism and self-transformation by the beloved Sufi master Pir Vilayat.
For readers encountering Sufism for the first time, Awakening is the perfect companion and introduction to the way of the dervishes--as well as a doorway to a direct experience of the Divine.
"This book, drawing on the wisdom of an 83-year-old Sufi master, defines awakening and offers a clear map for the journey." --Personal Transformation magazine
"This book, drawing on the wisdom of an 83-year-old Sufi master, defines awakening and offers a clear map for the journey."—Personal Transformation magazine.
About the Author
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan is the eldest son of and spiritual successor to Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, who founded the Sufi Order in the West in 1910. His work has been universally celebrated and has continued to evolve since he became head of the Sufi Order in 1956. He lives in Paris and the United States.
Table of Contents
One: Awakening and Illumination
Two: Beginning the Journey: Loosening the Ties that Bind
Three: Attuning to the Masters, Saints, and Prophets
Four: Becoming a Being of Light
Five: Awakening in Life: How Our Personal Problems Can Become the Catalysts for Spiritual Creativity
Six: Building a Temple for the Divine Presence: Traditional Sufi Practices
Seven: Heaven on Earth: Awakening Conscience in Everyday Life
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