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The Truths of Love: Sufi Poetry

55 short poems featuring calligraphy in both Persian and English on facing pages. Written by Dr. Nurbakhsh, these poems are translated into colloquial English. They express the truths of spiritual love with powerful and eloquent clarity.

Excerpt from The Truths of Love: Sufi Poetry

This is our religion: ‘In perpetual prayer
To call God within the heart;


To efface ourselves from thought
But never forget His name;


Hearts never heedless of the Friend,
Fidelity always impressed in memory.


Spiritual savour brings devotion;
Suffering bestows purity.


Suffering, stay!
God is physician enough
Seek not a cure:
He is Merciful.

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