By Amadou Hampate Ba
Tierno Bokar (1875-1939), African mystic and Muslim religious instructor, used to be outstanding for the drama of his lifestyles tale (which used to be made right into a contemporary play directed by means of Peter Brook). His message of non secular tolerance and common love is profoundly very important in an international the place diversified faiths are frequently at odds with one another.
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But he understood to what peaceful happiness this path led. At an age of torments, he had found peace. Although he had already mastered himself, it was still necessary for him to acquire the inclination to teach others, to transmit to them his knowledge and his serene certainty. He was to live the last fortyseven years of his life at Bandiagara, in his little compound, where the desire to teach would blossom and would become an urgent necessity. He would die without completely satisfying it because of the spitefulness and the ignorance of men.
Laundry drying. 18 His Life A little girl, a little black tanagra,20 pounds millet and from time to time chases away two urchins with protruding bellies who come to lean on the mortar. An African courtyard, like so many that can be found under the sun, amidst the buzzing of wasps, the chirping of birds waiting in the distance for a grain of millet to be dropped. . The Hausa had received Aissata and housed her as the daughter of Seydou Hann, but being a younger cousin of the king of Bandiagara, she did not want to live on other people’s charity.
These satisfactions do not belong to you alone: they are yours, but they are also those of animals. Your duty is to discover what your real existence is. Who are you? g. ”]. 21 A Spirit of Tolerance: The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar from? Why were you created? In what do you find your happiness? In what do you find your unhappiness? You have certain attributes which are also those of the angels. Your soul is what makes up the essential part of your being. The rest is foreign to you. You must know this, and also know that every creature has its own food and its own satisfaction.
A Spirit of Tolerance: The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar (Spiritual Masters: East and West) by Amadou Hampate Ba