Kabir (c. 15th century CE) was an Indian mystic, saint, and iconoclastic poet whose writings influenced the compilation of Sikh scriptures known as the Adi Granth. Though his philosophy was staunchly critical of religion, members of nearly all theologies have remained inspired by his teachings.
Turn Me to Gold, the title of Andrew Harvey’s newest book, is taken from a line by Kabir that just one drop of divine love can turn you to gold. To be “gold” is to be fully embodied-experiencing God not only in the mind, but also in the body, in the cells.
In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinsky—best known for his bestselling interpretations of the great Sufi poet Hafiz—brings together the timeless work of twelve of the world’s finest spiritual writers, six from the East and six from the West.
Here, in The Winged Energy of Delight, the poems of twenty-two poets, some renowned, others lesser known, are brought together. A wonderful, well translated collection of spiritual poetry especially notable for the inclusion of non-Western poets not well known to Western readers.