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A spirit of tolerance : the inspiring life of Tierno Bokar

Author: Amadou Hampaté Bâ; Roger Gaetani
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : World Wisdom, ©2008.
Series: Library of perennial philosophy., Spiritual masters--East and West series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography of Tierno Bokar (1875-1939), an early twentieth-century African mystic and Muslim spiritural teacher, written by one of his students.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Cerno Bokar Saalif Taal.; Cerno Bokar Saalif Taal.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amadou Hampaté Bâ; Roger Gaetani
ISBN: 9781933316475 1933316470
OCLC Number: 172569380
Description: xxxiii, 236 pages, viii pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: His life --
Roots --
The teacher --
The Bandiagara Zāwiya --
The origin of the practice of "eleven beads" and "twelve beads" --
The destiny of Sharīf Hamallah --
The meeting of Tierno Bokar with Sharīf Hamallah --
The beginning of the persecutions --
The ordeal --
His words --
The well --
The three lights --
The three degrees of faith --
The miserly merchant --
Thinking beings --
Does God love infidels? --
The rainbow --
Children of the same father --
Relations with other religions --
Being on guard against one's own "dust" --
Religion is one in its essence --
God, who confounds human intelligence --
The turbaned hypocrite --
Religious struggles --
Battle horses --
The bird fallen from its nest --
The little dog and paradise --
The two kinds of beauty --
White birds and black birds --
The Dhikr --
The three types of clothing --
The palace and the thatched cottage --
The responsibility of leaders (chiefs) --
The throne and the butcher boy --
Tradition and change --
His teachings --
First lesson: the Primordial Pact --
Second lesson: Mā 'd-Dīn --
Third lesson: a synthesis of the esoteric teachings : Sharī'a Bātiniyya (inner law): Sufism, the Tijani way.
Series Title: Library of perennial philosophy., Spiritual masters--East and West series.
Other Titles: Vie et enseignement de Tierno Bokar.
Responsibility: by Amadou Hampaté Bâ ; edited by Roger Gaetani ; introduction by Louis Brenner.
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Tierno Bokar (1875-1939), African mystic and Muslim spiritual teacher, was remarkable for the drama of his life story (which was made into a recent play directed by Peter Brook). His message of  Read more...

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