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Dadu - The Compassionate Mystic

 
Price: $10.00
Author: Dr. Kashi Nath Upadhyaya
Type: Paperback, 216 Pages
Edition: 4th. 2010
ISBN: 978-81-8256-894-5
Publisher: RSSB


Product Code: EN-022-0
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Dadu, a sixteenth century mystic who lived in Rajasthan during the reign of Akbar, the Mughal emperor, was a cotton carder by profession and Muslim by birth. He was called dayal, "the compassionate one", because he showed love and compassion to everyone, even to those who abused him. His poetry teaches that the human body is the door to salvation but that ego stands in the way of God realization; that our mind can be controlled through meditation; and that only from a perfect Guru can we learn the secret of this inner meditation practice. Through translations of more than 25 lengthy poems, the reader sees Dadu's use of strong images to contrast our over-involvement in the world with the fact that death is fast approaching and only the Lord's love will sustain us.