The Philosophy of Ecstasy: Rumi and the Sufi Tradition

The Philosophy of Ecstasy: Rumi and the Sufi Tradition

by Leonard Lewisohn (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781936597420
Publisher: World Wisdom
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Leonard Lewisohn is Senior Lecturer in Persian and Iran Heritage Foundation Fellow in Classical Persian and Sufi Literature at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies of the University of Exeter. He is the author of Beyond Faith and Infidelity: The Sufi Poetry and Teachings of Mahmud Shabistari and editor of three volumes on The Heritage of Sufism. Lewisohn is also the editor of the Mawlana Rumi Review, an annual journal devoted to the work of Rumi.

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When Islam met Tantra in India, Sufism is what emerged from the encounter. While Sufism does not delve into the physical ecstasy of Tantra, it does seek the transcendence of the soul. Rumi states quite clearly that he cannot describe that experience because there are no words to do so. This is why it must be experienced. One can easily discern that there is truth in Sufism, as it speaks to our most inner selves. Therefore, I recommend this work to anyone who is on a spiritual journey. You may find truths that will guide you along your path.