Channels of Knowledge Transfer of Sultan Bahooâ€™s Teachings in Modern Era
Sultan Bahoo is a prolific Sufi author who wrote more than one hundred and forty books in the Persian language mainly in the form of prose. On the contrary, his work in Punjabi language is in the form of abiyat (poetry). There is considerable information about his teachings and a vast literature about his poetry that testifies to the fact that he was a mystic, Sufi and a man of letters, although apparently, he had not received formal education and initially could not read or write. In a previous study, the main topics of Sultan Bahoo’s selected Punjabi poetry were analyzed (Maldonado, 2014), while in this investigation the methods of knowledge transfer of his teachings in current times will be analyzed. Looking at his style of disseminating knowledge this paper explored what type of wisdom he tried to convey to other human beings and which literary and linguistic elements he employed in this pursuit. A global analysis was conducted which revealed that the teachings of Sultan Bahoo were spread through literature, music, conferences and research and that more than one billion people around the world potentially have access to his teachings in one or multiple forms in the current times.