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The Gift: Poems by the Great Sufi Master Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

What do you think Ladinsky means when he says in his preface that English is a spiritually young language? How do you think spiritual depth and experience might change it? Do you know of any demonstrative examples from another language?

Discuss the ways in which Hafiz invites his readers to learn from nature.

Hafiz frequently refers to religions as having divided God. What do you think he means? Is that consistent with what you observe?

Hafiz praises meditation as a means of learning superior to every other teacher. Why do you think he values it so highly? Do you agree or disagree? Explain.

Why do you think Islamic rulers were so threatened by the idea of someone attaining personal intimacy with God?

Which poem elicited the strongest reaction from you? Did you agree with that poem? Explain.

Are there any points on which you just disagree with...

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