Breathtaking Revelations: The Science of Breath from the "Fifty Kamarupa Verses" to Hazrat Inayat Khan (Paperback)

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Breathtaking Revelations: The Science of Breath from the "Fifty Kamarupa Verses" to Hazrat Inayat Khan (Paperback)

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An exploration of the confluence of Sufi and yogic breath-based meditation.

For centuries, mystics and seekers in the region of South Asia have pursued techniques of watching the breath, bodily disciplines of yoga, and visionary experiences. The two texts presented here illustrate how adepts of Sufism internalized and explained these practices, starting with an anonymous Persian translation of the Fifty Kamarupa Verses in the fourteenth century, and concluding with Science of Breath composed in English by Hazrat Inayat Khan in the twentieth century. The long tradition of Sufi engagement with yoga, illustrated by these writings, reveals surprising intersections between Hindu and Muslim spiritual practices, and it poses a fascinating challenge to conventional assumptions about interreligious boundaries.

Product Details ISBN: 9781941810446
ISBN-10: 1941810446
Publisher: Omega Publications
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 181
Language: English