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Malak Jan Nemati

By: Leili Anvar
Publisher: Nashr-e Panj
Published: 2009

Malak Jan Nemati (affectionately called “Saint Jani”) devoted her life to the service of others and to the stages of the process of spiritual perfection, which she considered as the essential purpose of every human being. In an environment legendary for its male supremacy in every facet of life, this blind and frail woman courageously arose as a champion of women’s equality and rights with little more than than the strength of her character and the depth of her convictions. Her wisdom and resilience are as instructive in today’s modern world as they were in her remote village in Iranian Kurdistan so many years ago.

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Bargozideh (Words of Truth)

Compiled By: Bahram Elahi, M.D.
Publisher: Nashr-e Panj
Published: 2007

A selection of Ostad Elahi’s oral teachings drawn from two volumes of such sayings posthumously compiled by his son, Bahram Elahi, MD. Presented in simple and accessible language, this collection of informal conversations with family and friends focuses primarily on the ethical and spiritual aspects of Ostad Elahi’s philosophy and school of thought, ranging from the longing for transcendence and the stages of self-knowledge to the role of contemplative practice and the evolutionary process of spiritual perfection.

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Asar ol-Haqq, Vol. 1 (Traces of Truth, Vol. 1)

Compiled by: Bahram Elahi, M.D.
Publisher: Nashr-e Panj
Published: 2007 Fifth Edition

In addition to his scholarly works, Ostad Elahi also conveyed his oral teachings in cordial and informal gatherings with family and friends. On the basis of notes that had been transcribed during those sessions, which spanned a period of roughly ten years, his son Bahram Elahi, MD, compiled and published two volumes entitled Asar ol-Haqq (Traces of Truth). Focusing on the ethical and spiritual aspects of his philosophy, these sayings retain the conversational tone in which they were conveyed, highlighting the simple language with which Ostad Elahi always communicated, without resorting to any philosophical jargon or literary embellishment.

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Rah-e Kamal (The Path of Perfection)

By: Bahram Elahi, M.D.
Publisher: Leejon
Published: 2003

Presented as a handbook of what he has termed “natural spirituality,” Bahram Elahi, M.D., addresses the specific questions and needs of human beings in the 21st century in simple language and accessible terms. In laying out a concise roadmap that shows us how to achieve our psychological-spiritual perfection step-by-step through the integration of natural spirituality into our daily lives, The Path of Perfection enables us to obtain tangible results that will encourage and motivate us as we advance along our journey of self-knowledge and discovery.

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Ruh-e Naghamat (The Spirit of Sounds)

By: Jean During, Ph.D.
Publisher: J-Hoon
Published: 2003

An exceptional musician and an unrivaled master of the sacred art of tanbur, Ostad Elahi considered his music above all as a means of delving within, discovering truths, and reaching the stage of divine love. Born and raised in a remote village steeped in centuries of classical mysticism, Ostad eventually transcended the traditional repertoire of the tanbur and the ancient hymns that accompanied it, renewing and elevating this music to an entirely new level. Drawing on a number of diverse sources, the author succeeds in bringing the uniqueness of this intricate art into relief by analyzing it in its original context and tracing its genesis and development through a series of biographical elements, rich anecdotes, and detailed accounts by those who were close to Ostad.

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100 Goftar (100 Maxims of Guidance)

By: Ostad Elahi
Publisher: Robert Laffont
Published: 2000

100 Goftar is a collection of short extracts and sayings from Ostad Elahi’s books and oral teachings. Beautifully illustrated with collages from Andre Marzuk’s Polylobes, 100 Goftar presents ethical and spiritual reflections that serve as a brief introduction to the universal thought of Ostad Elahi. Far from a series of general aphorisms, 100 Goftar provides practical precepts that invite the reader to engage in a daily practice of self-balance and self-control, thoughtfulness, and compassion.

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Teb-e Ruh (Medicine of the Soul)

By: Bahram Elahi, M.D.
Publisher: Dervy
Published: 2000

In the latest volume of Foundations of Natural Spirituality, Bahram Elahi, M.D., continues to build upon the analogy between the physiological processes of the human body and those of its intangible counterpart, the soul or “psychospiritual organism.” Juxtaposing the science of medicine with that of the soul, the author presents a striking and innovative paradigm in which the anatomy, nutrition, hygiene, and therapy of the psychospiritual organism is discussed in clear and concrete terms. The result is the unraveling of spirituality as a vague and abstract realm, and the elevation of its status to an experimental, verifiable science adapted to today’s  human beings.

 

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Mabani Manaviyat Fetri (Foundations of Natural Spirituality)

By: Bahram Elahi, M.D.
Publisher: Dervy
Published: 1998

Professor emeritus of pediatric surgery, Bahram Elahi, M.D., uses medicine and its terminology to examine the metaphysical dimension of human beings in unprecedented fashion. Drawing sharp and vivid analogies to cellular biology, the immune system, and ecology, the author presents spirituality as a precise and experimental science, complete with its own axioms, laws, and theorems.

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Manaviat Yek Elm Ast (Spirituality is a Science)

By: Bahram Elahi, M.D.
Publisher: Dervy
Published: 1998

Through a series of innovative and thought-provoking studies, the author redefines spirituality as an experimental science that is rooted in concrete and empirically verifiable realities. “Though the fundamental laws of true spirituality remain constant,” the author explains, “the practical application of its principles must be adapted to the intellectual and social developments of our time. In the quest to understand the metaphysical, one must not renounce reason and individual will, nor readily accept the arbitrary, for authentic spiritual laws always have a rational and satisfactory justification.”

 

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Asar ol-Haqq, Vol. 2 (Traces of Truth, Vol. 2)

Compiled by: Bahram Elahi, M.D.
Publisher: Jeyhoun
Published: 1991 Second Edition

As with its predecessor, the second volume of Traces of Truth presents a sample of Ostad Elahi’s thought as it was conveyed in friendly and informal gatherings. Arranged in chronological order, the sayings offer a glimpse into the atmosphere that permeated those gatherings and bear witness to Ostad Elahi’s wisdom, experience, and knowledge, both in the context of theoretical discussions wherein he would convey complex philosophical subjects in simple terms, and in the analysis of his own personal experiences that he would share with others.