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Title:
Weaver's wisdom : ancient precepts for a perfect life : an American English translation of Saint Tiruvalluvar's ancient Tirukural
Author:
Tiruvaḷḷuvar.
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Uniform Title:
Tirukkur̲aḷ. English
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
India ; USA : Himalayan Academy, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xlvii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780945497769
Format :
Book

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Great flashes of mystic insight produced the proverbs of Weaver's Wisdom, the jewel of South India's classica literature known in the Tamil languages as the Tirukural. In this brilliant translation, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami brings out the best in the ancient weaver's witty and humorous tapestry of inspirational and motivational maxims.Though its not widely known outside of India, the wisdom of the weaver has nevertheless profoundly influenced great thinkers such as Tolstoy, Albert Schweitzer, and Mahatma Gandhi. And now it's made available for the first time to everyone in modern American English.Reminiscent of the poetry of The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, Weaver's Wisdom is like a roadmap to righteous living. It shows how to deal with the various feelings and circumstances that come to us in our interactions with others. It contains a spiritual essence that will resonate in the hearts of seekers of any tradition, causing new insights and inspiration for living a perfect life.