Excerpts from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained (Moments of Truth, Volume 1)
Paramhansa Yogananda, J. Donald Walters
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Author note: ahead by way of J. Donald Walters.
Publish 12 months note: initially released in 1995. This reproduction is first edition.
Omar Khayyam's well-known poem, The Rubaiyat, is enjoyed via Westerners as a hymn of compliment to sensual delights. within the East it's often called a deep allegory of the soul's romance with God. As for what his quatrains really suggest, such a lot of them have remained a secret within the East up to within the West. Now after 8 centuries, Paramhansa Yogananda, one of many nice mystics of our occasions, a grasp of yoga and the writer of the vintage Autobiography of a Yogi, explains the secret in the back of Omar's well-known poem.
Here are the most insightful strategies from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam defined (a statement at the vintage poem) positioned in a thought-a-page structure that permits mirrored image at the simplicity, intensity and practicality of every saying.
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with no the "secret factor" or divine love. Earthly love that reaches now not earlier the heloved to is emhrace divinity no longer it really is selrish true love at all. ego-worship, simply because rooted in wish. / 9i Vahza C' (?•'»-< *?-C**»# 92 To the worldly guy, the hody turns out made To or "clay." the non secular grasp, it really is a manifestation or natural Spirit. ninety three 94 Work diligently to interchange evil behavior with healthy, God-reminding ones. Be introspective, ever watchrul, prepared.
Autobiographies of all time. Yogananda used to be an writer, poet, lecturer, religious instructor, consultant, buddy to numerous millions. in India, his message to the and Bom West was once non-sectarian and common. united states $9.95 \ Canada $11.95^ Inspirational/Gift hide layout and illustrations via Sarah Moffart layout by way of Crystal Clanty layout.