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by Kabir Helminski

Author: Kabir Helminski
Subcategory: Islam
Language: English
Publisher: Shambhala; 1st edition (July 20, 1999)
Pages: 224 pages
Category: Spirituality
Rating: 4.5
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In The Knowing Heart's collected essays, Helminski delves into the unique characteristics that define Sufism and . Having read, re-read and now reading it again, this book is a bible for the those choosing to embark on a path of transformation

In The Knowing Heart's collected essays, Helminski delves into the unique characteristics that define Sufism and make it relevant to seekers today. Along the way, he explains the difference between a shaikh and a dervish; the purpose of the dervish's whirling dance during a sema; why Sufis chant the zikr; when a spiritual conversation is a sohbet; and how love turns service into ecstasy. Although the author is reaching into an ancient foreign tradition, there is little in this book that's arcane or awkward. Having read, re-read and now reading it again, this book is a bible for the those choosing to embark on a path of transformation. Each reading brings with it more depth and new insights.

Kabir Helminski is the author of Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness and the Essential Self, as well as the translator of numerous books of Sufi literature and especially Rumi. He is the codirector, with his wife, Camille Helminski, of the Threshold Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the knowledge and practice of Sufism. As the publisher of Threshold Books for some twenty years, he was largely responsible for making Rumi the most widely read poet of our time. As a producer and writer of Sufi music, he has gained recognition for numerous recordings, including his own.

Kabir Edmund Helminski and Camille Adams Helminski, founders and .

Kabir Edmund Helminski and Camille Adams Helminski, founders and directors of the Threshold Society, have been working within the Mevlevi tradition of Sufism for about thirty years. Kabir is the author/translator of several books of Sufi poetry, and Kabir and Camille have collaborated on several collections, including Rumi: Daylight, Jewels of Remembrance: 365 Selections from the Wisdom of Rumi, The Rumi Collection, The Pocket Rumi, and The Rumi Daybook: 365 Poems and Teachings from the Beloved Sufi Master. A collection of essays, The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation, was published by Shambhala in August 1999.

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Kabir Helminski, The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation. Everything that happens from then on is the process of waking up to the fact that Love brought us here, that we are loved by a Beneficent Unseen Reality, and that the core of our being is Love

Kabir Helminski, The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation. To be fully human is to fulfill our spiritual destiny. Kabir Edmund Helminski, The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation. Everything that happens from then on is the process of waking up to the fact that Love brought us here, that we are loved by a Beneficent Unseen Reality, and that the core of our being is Love. The whole purpose and meaning of creation is to discover the secret of Love. tags: soul-of-islam, sufism, the-knowing-heart, nsformation.

The "knowing heart" is the sacred place where these two dimensions meet and are integrated. In Sufi teaching the human heart is not a fanciful metaphor but an objective organ of intuition and perception.

In The Knowing Heart, Kabir Helminski presents the Sufi way as a practical spirituality suitable for all cultures and times-and offers insights that are especially valuable for our life in today's world

In The Knowing Heart, Kabir Helminski presents the Sufi way as a practical spirituality suitable for all cultures and times-and offers insights that are especially valuable for our life in today's world. In cultivating a knowing heart, we learn to experience a new sense of self, transform our relationships, and enhance our creative capacities. Most important, we learn how to meet the spiritual challenge of our time: to realize our sacred humanness.

In The Knowing Heart, Kabir Helminski presents the Sufi way as a practical spirituality suitable for all cultures and times-and offers insights that are especially valuable for our life in today's world.

In The Knowing Heart, Kabir Helminski presents the Sufi way as a practical spirituality suitable for all cultures and times-and offers . product description page. The Knowing Heart - by Kabir Helminski (Paperback).

     As human beings we stand on the threshold between two realities: the world of material existence and the world of spiritual Being. The "knowing heart" is the sacred place where these two dimensions meet and are integrated.            In Sufi teaching the human heart is not a fanciful metaphor but an objective organ of intuition and perception. It is able to perceive all that is beautiful, lovely, and meaningful in life – and to reflect these spiritual qualities in the world, for the benefit of others. Every human heart has the capacity and the destiny to bring that world of divine reality into this world of appearances.            The Sufis, mystics of Islam, have been educators of the heart for some fourteen centuries. Their teachings and methods are designed to help us awaken and purify the heart, to learn to listen to our deepest knowing. In The Knowing Heart, Kabir Helminski presents the Sufi way as a practical spirituality suitable for all cultures and times -— and offers insights that are especially valuable for our life in today's world. In cultivating a knowing heart, we learn to experience a new sense of self, transform our relationships, and enhance our creative capacities. Most important, we learn how to meet the spiritual challenge of our time: to realize our sacred humanness.