The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained
Unlock the Mystery of One of the Great Spiritual Treasures of the Ages.
Omar Khayyam's famous poem, The Rubaiyat, is loved by Westerners as a hymn of praise to sensual delights. In the East, his quatrains enjoy a very different reputation: they are known as a deep allegory of the soul’s romance with God. Even there, however, the knowing is based on who and what Omar Khayyam was: a sage and mystic. As for what the quatrains actually mean, most of them have remained a mystery in the East as much as in the West.
After eight centuries, Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the great mystics of our times, a master of yoga and the author of the now-classic Autobiography of a Yogi, explained the mystery behind Omar’s famous poem.
This book contains the essence of that great revelation. Unobtainable in book form since its first penning more than sixty years ago, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained is available at last, edited by one of Yogananda’s close disciples, Swami Kriyananda.
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—Light of Consciousness magazine
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—Wayne Dyer, author of Wisdom of the Ages
"For the lover and the poet, the philosopher and the sage . . . . In this volume, sages from the great traditions of the Muslim and Yogi, the East and the West, have stepped together to untangle an intricate dance and explain its meanings. It helps to restore our soul."
—Rabbi Michael Paley, Chaplain, Columbia University
"This is the alchemical wedding of body, mind, and spirit through the resonant words of poetry."
—Stan Madson, owner, Bodhi Tree Bookstore
"Yogananda's spiritually illuminating commentary on the Rubaiyat is a living treasure which can be read and re-read, for each reading will unveil another truth in the infinite mystery of life."
—Yoga + Joyful Living magazine
"Yogananda's interpretation of The Rubaiyat is a must-read for all spiritual seekers."
—Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life
"Passionate, evocative of bliss, ecstasy, and possible transformation, the combined work of Khayyam, Yogananda, and Kriyananda sings with the beauty of inner mysteries and fathomless love."
—Body Mind Spirit magazine
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—New Spirit Journal