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Khwaja Abdullah Ansari: A Path of Devotion

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Khwaja Abdullah Ansari: A Path of Devotion
 
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Photo: Ottoman Empire Kavas (Guard); Military Officers in Jerusalem, Palestine during the 1890s.
 
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In this path the eye must cease to see,
And the ear to hear,
Save unto Him, and about Him.
Be as dust on His path.
Even the kings of this earth
Make the dust of His feet
The balm of their eyes.

(Khwaja Abdullah Ansari)
  
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Source and Recommended Reading:

'Poetry for the Spirit: Poems of Universal Wisdom and Beauty'
By Alan Jacobs  (Editor)

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Description:

Spanning 4,000 years of world literature, this expansive anthology gathers 600 poems by more than 250 poets. In addition to hundreds of masterworks in English, there are verses translated from Sanskrit, Egyptian, Hindi, Persian, Hebrew, Chinese, and Homeric Greek, including selections from the great epics and meditations, such as the Rig Veda, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Tao Te Ching. The writers represented here range from ancient and medieval greats (Homer, Lu Yun, Dante, Rumi, Judah Halevi) to the metaphysical poets, including Donne; from the mystics and religious poets (Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, Hopkins) to more secular visionaries (Blake, Shelley, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats, Rilke, Stevens, and Ginsberg). The range of themes is equally wide, so whatever path your journey may take, Poetry for the Spirit will open your mind and touch your heart.
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