Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda

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Now after eight centuries, Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the great mystics of our times, a master of yoga and the author of the now-classic Autobiography of a Yogi, explains the mystery behind Omar's famous mystical poem. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained is available at last, edited by one of Yogananda's close disciples, J. Donald Walters. This new & expanded version is now available in paperback.

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Overview

Now after eight centuries, Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the great mystics of our times, a master of yoga and the author of the now-classic Autobiography of a Yogi, explains the mystery behind Omar's famous mystical poem. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained is available at last, edited by one of Yogananda's close disciples, J. Donald Walters. This new & expanded version is now available in paperback.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565892279
  • Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: Revised and expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 792,854
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents


Editor's Preface to the Second Edition     ix
Editor's Preface     xi
Omar Khayyam and Edward FitzGerald     xvii
Introduction   Paramhansa Yogananda     xx
Stanza
Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night     2
Dreaming when Dawn's Left Hand was in the Sky     6
And, as the Cock crew     10
Now the New Year reviving old Desires     16
Iram indeed is gone with all its Rose     20
And David's Lips are lock't     24
Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring     28
And look-a thousand Blossoms with the Day     32
But come with old Khayyam, and leave the Lot     36
With me along some Strip of Herbage strown     42
Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough     48
"How sweet is mortal Sovranty!"     54
Look to the Rose that blows about us     58
The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon     64
And those who husbanded the Golden Grain     70
Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai     74
They say the Lion and the Lizard keep     78
I sometimes think that never blows so red     82
And this delightful Herb whose tender Green     86
Ah, myBeloved, fill the Cup     90
Lo! some we loved, the loveliest and best     94
And we, that now make merry in the Room     98
Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend     102
A like for those who for Today prepare     106
Why, all the Saints and Sages     110
Oh, come with old Khayyam, and leave the Wise     114
Myself when young did eagerly frequent     118
With them the Seed of Wisdom did I sow     122
Into this Universe, and why not knowing     126
What, without asking, hither hurried whence?     130
Up from Earth's Centre through the Seventh Gate     134
There was a Door to which I found no Key     148
Then to the rolling Heav'n itself I cried     152
Then to this earthen Bowl did I adjourn     156
I think the Vessel, that with fugitive Articulation answer'd     162
For in the Market-place, one Dusk of Day     168
Ah, fill the Cup: - what boots it to repeat     172
One Moment in Annihilation's Waste     176
How long, how long, in infinite Pursuit     182
You know, my Friends, how long since in my House     186
For "Is" and "Is-not" though with Rule and Line     190
And lately, by the Tavern Door agape     194
The Grape that can with Logic absolute     198
The mighty Mahmud, the victorious Lord     202
But leave the Wise to wrangle, and with me     206
'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-show     210
And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press     216
While the Rose blows along the River Brink     220
'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days     224
The Ball no Question makes of Ayes or Noes     230
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ     236
And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky     242
With Earth's first Clay They did the Last Man's knead     246
I tell Thee this - When, starting from the Goal     252
The Vine had struck a Fibre     256
And this I know: whether the one True Light     262
Oh Thou, who didst with Pitfall and with Gin     266
Oh Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make     272
Listen again. One Evening at the Close of Ramazan     278
And, strange to tell, among the Earthen Lot     282
Then said another - "Surely not in vain     286
Another said - "Why, ne'er a peevish Boy     292
None answer'd this; but after Silence     296
Said one - "Folks of a surly Tapster tell     300
Then said another with a long-drawn Sigh     304
So while the Vessels one by one were speaking     310
Ah, with the Grape my fading Life provide     316
That ev'n my buried Ashes such a Snare     320
Indeed the Idols I have loved so long     324
Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before I swore     328
And much as Wine has play'd the Infidel     332
Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose!     336
Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire     340
Ah, Moon of my Delight who know'st no wane     348
And when Thyself with shining Foot shall pass     352
About the Author     357
Further Explorations     359
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