Return to the Spirit

Return to the Spirit : Questions and Answers

By (author) Martin Lings


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This insightful autobiographical account details one man's relationship with a spiritual master and how it led to a deep spiritual understanding of human life. The 96-year-old author, a respected British scholar, recounts the lessons learned from the Sufi sage, including the answers to profound questions such as "Do religions contradict one another? What is the spiritual significance of tears and laughter? How does the Divine play a part in such simple acts? Do civilizations embody spirituality?" and "How is the Quranic definition of the afterlife related to Sufism?" An appendix in memory of Dr. Lings includes tributes from Huston Smith and Wendell Berry, photos from Doctor Ling's, and excerpts from major obituaries.

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 17.8mm | 272.16g
  • 31 Oct 2005
  • Fons Vitae,US
  • Kentucky
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • pho
  • 1887752749
  • 9781887752749
  • 290,147

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Martin Lings is a former keeper of oriental manuscripts at the British Museum, a former professor of Shakespeare at Cairo University in Egypt, and the author of "Muhammad: His Life Based On the Earliest Sources."

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"A profound posthumous farewell letter, filled with poignant insights gleaned from a lifetime of devotion, contemplation and concern." --Hamza Yusuf

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