The Alchemy of Happiness (Field)
WISDOM OF THE EAST
THE ALCHEMY OF
BY AL GHAZZALI
TRANSLATED FROM THE HINDUSTANI
BY CLAUD FIELD
"Knowledge of a part is better than ignorance of the whole" (Abu'l Feda)
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, W.
HAZELL, WATSON AND VINEY, LD,
LONDON AND AYLESBURY.
|I.||The Knowledge of Self||19|
|II.||The Knowledge of God||31|
|III.||The Knowledge of this World||43|
|IV.||The Knowledge of the Next World||51|
|V.||Concerning Music and Dancing as Aids to the Religious Life||64|
|VI.||Concerning Self-examination and the Recollection of God||75|
|VII.||Marriage as a Help or Hindrance to the Religious Life||87|
|VIII.||The Love of God||100|
The object of the Editors of this series is a very definite one. They desire above all things that, in their humble way, these books shall be the ambassadors of good-will and understanding between East and West—the old world of Thought and the new of Action. In this endeavour, and in their own sphere, they are but followers of the highest example in the land. They are confident that a deeper knowledge of the great ideals and lofty philosophy of Oriental thought may help to a revival of that true spirit of Charity which neither despises nor fears the nations of another creed and colour. Finally, in thanking press and public for the very cordial reception given to the "Wisdom of the East" Series, they wish to state that no pains have been spared to secure the best specialists for the treatment of the various subjects at hand.
S. A. KAPADIA.
185 Piccadilly, W.