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Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great gift idea

    This is not a book to be read caualy, but to sit and mull over. The friends who received it were very grateful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    A Fountain of Loving Grace

    This book is a God send for all who truly want to witness that God has been everywhere all of the time manifesting in the same way for all of eternity. To comb the depths of God's everlasting mercy and the mystery of God's Love and compassion read the biographical portion for each one of these saints (they went through hell each in their own way) and then read the poems and come to understand the Love that purified and purged them of all evil rendering them capable of loving everyone and everything in that Divine Marriage of the Soul with God. May we all be elevated to such heights, may the Spirit of The Lord of Love open our minds and hearts to Truth that we may understand and surrender and most of all FORGIVE.

    This book is a Spirit saver, especially for those who find dogmatic religion difficult, and those who are hungry for Spiritual nourishment and a God that is Real. I pray all who read this be filled with compassion for all that walk in darkness, and faithfully come to understand that in the end they are all in a way saved by God's loving Grace. All that will forever remain is Pure Love, everything else completely annihilated and forgotten, and yet in this very moment of the Eternal Present all can through total surrender become One with that Pure Love dying to the petty self and dissolving into Bliss thus realizing eternity.

    God Bless!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2004

    Love Poems, whispers from God

    If you want to own a book that you can open up and hear God whispering to your heart, Love Poems is that book. Within its pages, Daniel Ladinsky, best known for his renderings of Hafiz, brings the reader gifts from powerful sages such as St. Francis, Meister Eckhard, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Sienna, Teresa of Avila, and St John of the Cross. He also offers the wisdom found in Rumi, Hafiz and several lesser known Eastern sages such as Kabir, Rabia, Mira and Tukaram. In this rare book one can experiance the wisdom of the East and the West as a seamless tapestry. Here many colors and textures are woven together with one overarching purpose: to offer us the warmth and comfort of the One God, Creator of us all. As one reads and re-reads the over 300 poems, one can feel a subtle continuity running through the colorful diversity. It is, of course, the love of God, but offered through a loving heart as well. It seems to me that before these poems could be rendered by the author's hand, they would have to spend months of gestation deep within his heart. Some of the radient Light that runs like a golden thread throughout this book, which serves to warm and enlighten us, comes from the surrogate who imagined each poem and gave it birth. It is he who taught each to walk, then dance and even soar. I experienced God's whisper in these pages, but every reader will be wooed gradually to see, hear, and feel that the God of East and West are One, the God of Abraham. I have never bought so many copies of a book before. I buy them and give them to those who can benefit from hearing the voice of the tender God and can benefit from remembering we are all children of the One God. (Couldn't we stop wars this way?) I am a therapist and spiritual director. I recommend Ladinsky's work to all those who long to hear Love Poems from God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2003

    Really nice some sort of erotic poems.

    This collection is really nice. Its 381 pages so its hefty, a book you take to a park or the woods and chill out, meditate maybe even memorize some. The introductions are readable and help place the men and women writers in a historical context. I liked Rabia of Basra (c.717-801) she is an 'Islamic saint'. The intro says 'a bit shocking' but I found it mild. Yet it was very interesting I do not know much about Islamic religious poetry, it probably sounds wonderful song in the original language. There do not seem to be any great Protestant poems which is hard to understand what with their great songs.

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