Bapak Subuh Yang Mulia, Selected Talks

by | Oct 19, 2020 | 9 comments

Bapak Subuh Yang Mulia, Selected Talks, translated by Sofyan Brugger, published by the WSA for World Congress, is available again.

Elias Dumit and Ismanah Schulze Vorberg of the WSA asked Sofyan to share his approach to translating Bapak’s talks. They asked Sofyan to select some of his translations for a special edition that would encourage more people to read the talks and be especially appealing to the youth. In choosing which talks to include, Sofyan asked his opened grandchildren’s input – Mahallia, Madelyn, Rohima. The book includes a thoughtful sampling of Bapak’s Talks on different topics, at different times, and in different places.

The preface of the book is beautiful and important. At the back of the book Sofyan offers his approach to translating Bapak’s words with an in-depth look at the word ikhlas.

“It’s a jewel of a book. A true ‘must read’ for all. Sofyan chooses very valuable Talks from Bapak that we all need to be aware of and his book exudes deep respect and gratefulness to Bapak. We call it love for Bapak, God’s servant.” ~Muchtar Salzmann

“Sofyan’s translations in Bapak Subuh Yang Mulia are so beautiful.  I feel like I am reading Bapak’s recorded talks again for the first time.” ~Daniela Moneta

“My constant companion is this wonderful new book published last July by the WSA Executive. I find it a revelation to read Bapak’s talks in the depth and quality of Sofyan Brugger’s translation. His foreword describing his approach to the task sets a Gold Standard for all serious translators. I respect Sofyan as our treasured brother in the Hall of Fame of Subud around the world.” ~Csaba Erdelyi

“This really is a wonderful book of direct and vivid translations and it contains a very interesting essay by Sofyan Brugger on his approach to translation… I believe this essay has some important things to say to Subud members.” ~ Iljas Baker

You may order your copy from SPI at SPI BOOK SHOP – the password is jiwa. In the USA you may also order the book by contacting kailaniward@yahoo.com.

9 Comments

  1. Wonderful picture of you all! So good to see your faces❣️????????

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  2. May Almighty God continue to bless Sofyan and family always and may he be rewarded for his service to Subud. Amin!

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    • Salaam Alaikum Uncle Sofyan. I am Jameela Moosa. You knew me as Josephine Rajaratnam(Luthfi’s daughter). I have such fond memories of you and Aunty Halima. Would love to get in touch. My BIL has also posted a comment.

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  3. Thank you, Isman. I hope you are well.

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  4. Very well, thanks. God bless!

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  5. This is wonderful…..dear Sofyan and Halimah! What an amazing achievement. It was the Will of Almighty God that Bapak shared his receiving in words and also God’s Will that we should read them… ????Blessings

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  6. Dear Sofyan and Halimah,
    My name is Aubert and I am the son-in-law of Luthfi and Mufrida Rajaratnam. I have come across this article. Mufrida would like to get in touch with you. Please write me at regis_caudrillier@yahoo.com and I will reply to you. Thanks so much. Happy New Year!

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  7. I WOULD BE GRATEFUL TO HEAR MEMBERS’ COMMENTS UPON READING SOFYAN’S BOOK. THANK YOU, HALIMAH

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  8. I WOULD BE GRATEFUL TO HEAR MEMBERS’ COMMENTS UPON READING SOFYAN’S BOOK. THANK YOU, HALIMAH

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