Rassa Shastra: Inayat Khan on the Mysteries of Love, Sex, and Marriage

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Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) was born in India and is credited with having brought Sufism, the mystical tradition of Islam, to the West. His spiritual development encompassed an awareness of the oneness of all religions, which he communicated in his many discourses. Rassa Shastra is especially important for us today in its honest discussion of sex and relationship. Sex and relationship have a sacred purpose and "true union" is one of the Sufi keys to perfection. Inayat Khan warns against the danger of misusing ...
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Overview

Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) was born in India and is credited with having brought Sufism, the mystical tradition of Islam, to the West. His spiritual development encompassed an awareness of the oneness of all religions, which he communicated in his many discourses. Rassa Shastra is especially important for us today in its honest discussion of sex and relationship. Sex and relationship have a sacred purpose and "true union" is one of the Sufi keys to perfection. Inayat Khan warns against the danger of misusing this most sacred of divine gifts and stresses that misunderstanding sex and sexual desire leads to the deepest problems between men and women. The universality of Inayat Khan's message and his deep insight into human nature and consciousness insure that his timeless teachings will benefit many generations yet to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892540716
  • Publisher: Ibis Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Sex 1
II. Half-Bodies 3
III. Attraction and Repulsion 6
IV. On Some Ideals 9
V. Types of Lovers 15
VI. The Character of the Beloved 19
VII. Modesty 24
VIII. The Awakening of Youth 29
IX. Courtship 32
X. Chivalry 38
XI. Marriage 43
XII. Beauty 49
XIII. Passion 55
XIV. Celibacy 59
XV. Monogamy 66
XVI. Polygamy 71
XVII. Perversion 80
XVIII. Prostitution 89
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