The Enlightened are Not Bound by Religion by Kevser Yesiltash

The Enlightened are Not Bound by Religion

byKevser Yesiltash

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The mystical teachings of Ibn ‘Arabi, particularly influential in Anatolia, are rooted in a tens-of-thousands-of-years old knowledge attainment and transfer tradition, which is one of the fundamental cornerstones of Sufism. 

Through his unique method, Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi performed an unparalleled role in conveying the secrets of the Sufi mystical teachings across the generations. The secrets concealed in his teachings are not immediately revealed, and the knowledge they contain is hidden in such language that those who encounter it are often left in a state of shock and bewilderment. Those who strived to understand this language have been able to discover the real meaning hidden within, yet the majority, without making such an effort, took the meaning at face value and accused Ibn ‘Arabi of being anti-religious. 

The title of this book, ‘The Enlightened are Not Bound by Religion’, is one of Arabi’s notable sayings. To be able to understand just this saying requires knowledge of many subjects of the mystical teachings. Kevser Yesiltash explores the profound of mystical secrets of his saying in the book.

Title:The Enlightened are Not Bound by ReligionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 26, 2017Publisher:Bookcity.CoLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1912311054

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a great book! The concepts are well drawn. I used to be confused with all these metaphysical jargons. But this book illuminates me. I now understand clearly the sufi concepts. It's a great book. Highly recommended for the beginner in sufi and the seeker of truth. Olivia Azumi, Australia, Canberra
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is an academic resource! I read the book in Turkish. But I read the book in English, in New York. This book is an excellent read for someone following the Sufi path. But it contains so much depth that an ordinary person will find it difficult to comprehend. The author is a renowned Sufi saint that shares his experience through parables. Each time you read the same chapter, you get a new meaning. This is not a book to be read only once or to be read at one go. You have to meditate of the meaning of each chapter to be able to understand. Each time you read the same chapter, you get a new meaning. This is not a book to be read only once or to be read at one go. You have to meditate of the meaning of each chapter to be able to understand. It's a college-set book. It is an academic resource. A perfect book with one word.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ibn Arabi The whole learned Ibn Arabi society has practically convinced itself that translating Arabi's Doctrine is impossible. Yet, the author of this volume has no such fear. Of course, the text will never be an easy reading, either in the original or in the English translation, and there will always enough people criticizing this or that choice of words. Of course, half way through there may be a need to go back and change something in the earlier volumes, and the electronic format makes it easier. But please don't let it stop you, Mrs Kevser, the critics will go away, and your book will remain. Much of the current dialog from and about Islam assumes a very rigid and narrow perspective on the role available to Ibn Arabi in Islam. The Enlightened are not bound by religion, It is written at a college level, so for some people it would not be an easy read, but the writing is clear and straightforward so it is not hard to follow.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this book The whole learned Ibn Arabi society has practically convinced itself that translating Arabi's Doctrine is impossible. Yet, the author of this volume has no such fear. Of course, the text will never be an easy reading, either in the original or in the English translation, and there will always enough people criticizing this or that choice of words. Of course, half way through there may be a need to go back and change something in the earlier volumes, and the electronic format makes it easier. But please don't let it stop you, Mrs Kevser, the critics will go away, and your book will remain. Much of the current dialog from and about Islam assumes a very rigid and narrow perspective on the role available to Ibn Arabi in Islam. The Enlightened are not bound by religion, It is written at a college level, so for some people it would not be an easy read, but the writing is clear and straightforward so it is not hard to follow.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book The whole learned Ibn Arabi society has practically convinced itself that translating Arabi's Doctrine is impossible. Yet, the author of this volume has no such fear. Of course, the text will never be an easy reading, either in the original or in the English translation, and there will always enough people criticizing this or that choice of words. Of course, half way through there may be a need to go back and change something in the earlier volumes, and the electronic format makes it easier. But please don't let it stop you, Mrs Kevser, the critics will go away, and your book will remain. Much of the current dialog from and about Islam assumes a very rigid and narrow perspective on the role available to Ibn Arabi in Islam. The Enlightened are not bound by religion, It is written at a college level, so for some people it would not be an easy read, but the writing is clear and straightforward so it is not hard to follow.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book The whole learned Ibn Arabi society has practically convinced itself that translating Arabi's Doctrine is impossible. Yet, the author of this volume has no such fear. Of course, the text will never be an easy reading, either in the original or in the English translation, and there will always enough people criticizing this or that choice of words. Of course, half way through there may be a need to go back and change something in the earlier volumes, and the electronic format makes it easier. But please don't let it stop you, Mrs Kevser, the critics will go away, and your book will remain. Much of the current dialog from and about Islam assumes a very rigid and narrow perspective on the role available to Ibn Arabi in Islam. The Enlightened are not bound by religion, It is written at a college level, so for some people it would not be an easy read, but the writing is clear and straightforward so it is not hard to follow.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ibn 'Arabi, The Enlightened are not bound by religion This book is truly impressive. Arabi's deep knowledge of philosophy allowed him to describe many aspects of the experience of gnosis and prayer in a rare form that could be comprehended by the rational mind of only someone who has been there even to some small degree. This kind of reflection is beautiful and useful. Arabi is completley experienced and educated in Philosophy, but is not what we would call a philosopher in the impractical, rhetorical, or sophist sense. Rather, this work brings Philosophy back to it's primal roots as a way of mapping out mystical experience.
Date published: 2017-10-14