By Sachiko Murata, William C. Chittick, Jami, Tai-Yu Wang, Chih Liu
Chinese language Gleams of Sufi mild investigates, for the 1st time in a Western language, the way during which the Muslim students of China tailored the chinese language culture to their very own wishes through the 17th and eighteenth centuries. The e-book surveys the 1400-year historical past of Islam in China and explores why the 4 books translated from Islamic languages into chinese language ahead of the 20 th century have been all Persian Sufi texts. the writer additionally appears rigorously on the most crucial Muslim authors of books within the chinese, Wang Tai-yu and Liu Chih. Murata exhibits how they assimilated Confucian social teachings and Neo-Confucian metaphysics, in addition to Buddhism and Taoism, into Islamic proposal. She offers complete translations of Wang's nice studying of the natural and Real--a textual content at the ideas of Islam--and Liu Chih's exhibiting the Concealment of the true Realm, which in flip is a translation from Persian of Lawa'ih', a well-known Sufi textual content by way of Jami. a brand new translation of Jami's Lawa'ih' from the Persian by way of William C. Chittick is juxtaposed with Liu Chih's paintings, revealing the latter's concepts in adapting the textual content to the chinese and chinese language notion.
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The points of contact are many; for in the material or physical plane of being, both are constituted alike and exist under the same law of growth and bodily development. Furthermore, both live and move in the plane of the senses and are endowed with human intelligence. There are many other mutual qualifications. In this country, the United States of America, patriotism is common to both races; all have equal rights to citizenship, speak one language, receive the blessings of the same civilization, and follow the precepts of the same religion.
Both are human; both are endowed with potentialities of intelligence and embody the virtues of humanity. In all human powers and functions they are partners and coequals. At present in spheres of human activity woman does not manifest her natal prerogatives, owing to lack of education and opportunity. 6 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá In some respects, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá asserts, the woman is ‘of the greater importance to the race. She has the greater burden and the greater work ... 8 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá says that this teaching of the equality of women and men is an important one for the progress of humanity: And among the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh is the equality of women and men.
To me prison was freedom. Troubles are a rest to me. Death is life. To be despised is honour. Therefore was I full of happiness all through that prison time. When one is released from the prison of self, that indeed is freedom! For self is the greatest prison. When this release takes place, one can never be imprisoned. Unless one accepts dire vicissitudes, not with dull resignation but with radiant acquiescence, one cannot attain this freedom. Words attributed to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Blomfield, The Chosen Highway, p.