Lull lived back in the 13th century, not long after the days of St. Francis of Assisi, whose disciple he was. His mystic writings are full of the purest & noblest spirituality, compounded with the quintessence of love. Lull was no cloistered visionary. His life was full of romance & adventure, so crowded with incident is it that many pages will not suffice to evenLull lived back in the 13th century, not long after the days of St. Francis of Assisi, whose disciple he was. His mystic writings are full of the purest & noblest spirituality, compounded with the quintessence of love. Lull was no cloistered visionary. His life was full of romance & adventure, so crowded with incident is it that many pages will not suffice to even summarize its principal happenings....
|Title||:||Book of the Lover and the Beloved|
|Number of Pages||:||124 Pages|
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Book of the Lover and the Beloved Reviews
Rating: Infinity / 5I confess that I read this book in shorter snippets, just so that I could focus on and treasure the verses to their fullest. Much like the Song of Songs in the Bible, this is what I was expecting: a kind of recitation of lovers hidden away in a garden or something, crooning sweet nothings to each other. Little did I expect what the roles of the "Lover" and the "Beloved" really were.For one thing, I'm glad of the author's historical background being provided to us in the introduction--thank goodness I decided to read it, for once. In any case, the meaning of the verses themselves then became much clearer, much more beautiful, and, most importantly of all, spiritual.This is something that I'm sure to re-read many times in the years to come. It's somewhat sad and yet unsurprising that this author and book aren't things that I've heard about before, probably because they're not put at the forefront of history. Regardless though, I deem to appreciate it, and will keep it as a worthy companion to religious works that I have already read. Simple to read and get through, especially when read in short snippets, but with complex concepts behind it all. Beautifully written and kept to as much of the original verse as possible, or so I believe. I worthy undertaking by E. Allison Peers, and a masterpiece of Ramon Lull.
This book attracted me since I was a Muslim and the author is known to be the first missionary to Muslims. The author is legendary human being, absolutely unbelieveable. Just read his bio here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_LlullYou can't help but wonder, was he a missionary, a philosopher or a mathematician, a monk, or all of these things at one? Indeed he is all these things at one. You can read his book for free as you download it from:http://www.archive.org/details/bookof...There are many things I loved about this man: first, he is a Christian and that is precisely what I have joyful converted into. Second, he was a missionary to Muslims and that is what I am to. Third, he loved Christ passionately; he really fathomed the heart of God. Take this small example of his understanding of Heaven and Hell, a topic people argue about all the time and castigate one another for, sad to say. Yet he got to the heart of the matter. Read this and enjoy:119 They asked the Lover : ' What is the greatest darkness ? ' He replied : ' The absence of my Beloved.' ' And what is the greatest light ? ' ' The presence of my Beloved.' My Beloved is the Light of the world, and if he is present, indeed, heaven has come down and is every bit as present. If he is absent, darkness has set in because we choose darkness and the two can't get together. With these mystics, you understand the spiritual truths on a higher level than just feeding on milk for the babes as St Paul says but this time we are feeding of meat, nutrition of real substance. Ramon Lull is a man I dearly love and if he was alive today he would be have been my personal mentor.
Llullin työtä ei sovi väheksyä, mutta kyllä tätä lukiessa hiipi mieleen väkisinkin ajatus, että josko tässä kirjassa on mitään järkeä?"Kontemploin kontemplaatiota kontemplaatiossa kontemplaatiosi kontemplaatiolla. Olen hyveessäsi ja hyveesi kanssa saavun hyveeseesi, josta otan hyvettä. Tervehdin sinua tervehdykselläsi, joka on oma tervehdykseni sinun tervehdyksessäsi. Siitä odotan pysyvää tervehdystä siunauksesi siunauksessa, jossa saan siunauksen siunauksessasi.""Sinä olet, rakastettuni, kunniani kunnia, ja kunniallasi sinä annat kunniassasi kunnian minun kunnialleni, jolla on kunnia sinun kunniastasi. Tämän kunniasi vuoksi sekä ahdingot että murheet ovat yhtä lailla itsellesi kunniaksi, sillä ne saapuvat luokseni kunnioittamaan sinun kunniaasi niiden ilojen ja ajatusten myötä, jotka saapuvat minulle kunniastasi."Kaipa se on ihan hauska tuommoista kontemploida, joten ehkäpä vika olikin siinä, ettei minussa ole vielä tarpeeksi mystikkoa.
If sometimes the meaning is inaccessible, the feeling is not. Here there is a strong, mission-minded and mystical insight into the reflections of one of the great minds of medieval Christianity. Llull, who is known as a missionary, poet, novelist, mystic, philosopher, father and husband, and even perhaps an alchemist, strongly connects tribulation-suffering with the greater experience of God's love. A challenging message.