By Binyamin Abrahamov
The 2 theories of divine love which are tested during this booklet have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim rules. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) used to be motivated typically by way of Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, whereas al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who accredited a few Ghazâlîan notions, built a idea of divine love that may be traced again to Neoplatonism. either students created whole theories of divine love that come with definitions of affection, its reasons and indicators, the how one can love God, God's love for guy, and types of affection. The ebook will curiosity scholars of theology, philosophy and mysticism commonly, and scholars of Islam specifically.
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If thou dost not -- then art thou lost. For, on Path fourth, the lightest breeze of passion or desire will stir the steady light upon the pure white walls of Soul. The smallest wave of longing or regret for Maya's gifts illusive, along Antaskarana -- the path that lies between thy Spirit and thy self, the highway of sensations, 31 the rude arousers of Ahankara (14) -- a thought as fleeting as the lightning flash will make thee thy three prizes forfeit -- the prizes thou hast won. For know, that the ETERNAL knows no change.
If thou hast tried and failed, O dauntless fighter, yet lose not courage: fight on and to the charge return again, and yet again. The fearless warrior, his precious life-blood oozing from his wide and gaping wounds, will still attack the foe, drive him from out his stronghold, vanquish him, ere he himself expires. Act then, all ye who fail and suffer, act like him; and from the stronghold of your Soul, chase all your foes away -- ambition, anger, hatred, e'en to the shadow of desire -- when even you have failed.
It is quite ridiculous to find Orientalists who have visited the borderlands of Tibet, such as Schlagintweit and others, confusing the rites and disgusting practices of these with the religious beliefs of the Eastern Lamas, the "Yellow Caps," and their Narjols or holy men. The following is an instance. (12). Dorje is the Sanskrit Vajra, a weapon or instrument in the hands of some gods (the Tibetan Dragshed, the Devas who protect men), and is regarded as having the same occult power of repelling evil influences by purifying the air as Ozone in chemistry.
Divine Love in Islamic Mysticism: The Teachings of al-Ghazali and al-Dabbagh by Binyamin Abrahamov