Masters of Wisdom of Central Asia: Teachings from the Sufi Path of Liberation (Paperback)Hasan Lutfi Shushud (author)
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Based on primary Persian and Turkish sources, the same texts used by the Sufi authority Idries Shah in his many books, Masters of Wisdom of Central Asia explores the entire lineage of teachers in the Naqshbandi order of Turkish Sufism. Author Hasan Shushud provides brief biographies of each teacher, such as Yusuf Hamdani, the first recognized Khwajagan; Ahmad al-Yasavi, the father of Turkish Sufism; and Baha' al-Din Naqshband, from whom the Naqshbandi order of Sufis took its name. He examines their spiritual journeys, their writings and teachings, and their most famous sayings, incorporating occasional parables to illustrate their wisdom.
Shushud reveals how this spiritual path focuses on expanding awareness of the heart and how heart awareness is a prerequisite for divine contemplation and God-consciousness, for the heart is the manuscript within the body on which the infinite mysteries of the Godhead are recorded.
An essential guide for understanding Itlak Yolu, the Sufi path of Absolute Liberation, and fana', Annihilation in God, this book is an indispensable work for anyone interested in Sufism or the spiritual history of Central Asia.
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 206 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
Edition: 2nd Edition, New Edition