By Scott Kugle,Editor,Translator,Carl Ernst
“Meditation is tips to instill the values within the center, to this type of intensity that the center itself is reworked. the guts then isn't basically an organ within the physique, and isn't simply one’s personal own heart; whilst accurately activated via meditation, the center opens as much as exhibit the very presence of God with one and with all.
To locate this kingdom of loving intimacy is the recommendation of the Qur’an while it says, “So take note me, that i'll keep in mind you.” And in accordance with Sufi teachings, to meditate and think about is the best way to draw God right down to you and to permit your self to be lifted up towards God.
This publication provides modern English translations of 3 Sufi texts that are approximately meditation and contemplation, which clarify why the perform is critical, the way it can be performed, and what results will be anticipated from its devoted functionality. All 3 texts come from the Mughal period in India, which witnessed a flowering of Sufism in lots of cutting edge personalities, different mystical orders and ambitious literary expressions.”
—from the foreword by means of Scott Kugle