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Painting Heaven: Polishing The Mirror Of The Heart

Coleman Barks, Demi

Hardback

9781941610138

 

This enchanting tale introduces both parents and children to the wondrous teachings from Imam al-Ghazali (1058-1111 CE). He tells us that the human heart is like a rusty mirror which, when polished through beautiful doings, is able to reflect the Real Essence of all things which are normally hidden behind veils.

 

Besides this story beautifully told and illustrated by the acclaimed artist, Demi, included also is a poem by the renowned poet, Coleman Barks. Both draw on the same account found in Ghazali's Marvels of the Heart, Book XXI, of his magnum opus, the Revival of Religious Sciences. Passages from this book are included as well.