New PDF release: In The Garden with Murshid Sam: a compendium of stories,

By Samuel L. Lewis,Fatima Jablonski

ISBN-10: 1541251091

ISBN-13: 9781541251090

initially released in 1975, In the Garden is a suite of writings through and approximately Samuel L. Lewis, the founding father of the Dances of common Peace. The booklet includes key writings via Lewis, together with religious classes, practices and poetry, in addition remembrances and pictures of him via his early scholars.

Samuel L. Lewis often referred to as Sufi Sam and Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti (October 18, 1896 – January 15, 1971) was once an American mystic and horticultural scientist who based what grew to become the Sufi Ruhaniat overseas, a department of the Chishtia Sufi lineage. After a life of religious research with academics East and West, essentially the Sufi Hazrat Inayat Khan and the Zen monk Nyogen Senzaki, Lewis was once well-known at the same time as a Zen grasp and Sufi murshid (senior instructor) through japanese representatives of the 2 traditions. He additionally co-founded the Christian mystical order referred to as the The Holy Order of Mans. His early curiosity in foreign seed alternate and natural agriculture additionally validated him as one of many pioneers of eco-friendly spirituality. His so much enduring legacy could be the production of the Dances of common Peace, an early interspiritual perform that has unfold world wide within the forty five years considering that his passing.

"The Sufi dervishes, utilizing their feet...rid their minds of lifeless baggage. The ridding of bags is extra vital than the strategy. what's wanted is a technique that works, now not a philosophy approximately strategy which are very confusing."

"Words will not be peace. strategies should not peace. Plans will not be peace. courses will not be peace. Peace is key to all faiths. Peace is fullness, all inclusive...and has to be experienced."

"One of the explanations i'm instructing this tune and dancing is to extend pleasure, no longer awe in the direction of another individual, yet bliss in our personal self. this is often discovering God inside, via experience."

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