Table of contents for Knowing the spirit / Ostad Elahi ; translated and with an introduction by James Winston Morris.

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Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements	4
Translator's Introduction	7
I. Ostad Elahi's Life and Works:	8
- Childhood and Youth	9
- Professional Life and Judicial Career	12
- The Final Period: Writing and Teaching	17
- Ostad Elahi's Published Works: the Place of "Knowing the Spirit"	19
II. Historical Contexts: the Audience, Language and Structure 
 of Ma'rifat ar-Ruh	20
- The "Three Sources": Rational Argument, Religious Tradition, and 
Spiritual Experience	23
- Allusion and Realization	26
- The Basic Structure of Knowing the Spirit: "The Origin and the 
Return"	29
III. The Contemporary Significance of Knowing the Spirit:	32
The Persian Text and Translation Conventions	36
Translation of KNOWING THE SPIRIT
Original Table of Contents	40
Introduction	52
Chapter One: Establishing the Existence of the Divine Artisan	56
Chapter Two: The Spirit:	72
Chapter Three: The Gathering, Reawakening, and Returning (of the Spirit) in the realm 
of Return	80
Chapter Four: The Purely Bodily Return	88
Chapter Five: The Purely Spiritual Return	94
Chapter Six: The Harmonization of a Bodily and Spiritual Return	100
Chapter Seven: The (Spirit's) Return by Way of the Process of Perfection	103
Chapter Eight: The Views of the Proponents of Transmigration	135
Conclusion	146
Notes to the Introduction	147
Notes to the Translation	163
Bibliography:
	A. References originally cited by Ostad Elahi:	193
	B. Works cited in the Translator's Introduction and Notes:	196
Index		
 
 
 
 
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Soul -- Islam.