The fragments collected here include the essence of Rumi's teaching, distilled from over 60,000 verses composed by the 13th century Sufi master. Jelaluddin Rumi may be the greatest poet the world has known, and is the most widely-read poet today -- seven centuries after his death! The secret of this mystery lies within these pages. The poems of the Sufis of Persia and elsewhere, such as Hafiz and Jami, Rumi and Farid-ud-Din Attar, are not only philosophical statements, but they are written from beginning to end in admiration of beauty. And if one were to dive deep into their every verse, one would find that each one is equal to a hundred books full of philosophy. Why? Because their souls have been moved to dance at the sight of beauty. What they have expressed in their words is living, burning full of beauty. It penetrates the one who can feel it, who can admire it. Jelaluddin Rumi gave a new life and a new form to the mystic current, and it is from his time that the Sufi mystic culture spread throughout the world. He is the first mystic who came forward in the world and said that the essence of spirituality is the quality of heart. No mystic will ever say it as Rumi has: "Whether you love man or whether you love God, at the end of your destiny you will be brought before the King of love." The difference between Jelaluddin Rumi's work and the work of the great Hafiz of Persia is that Hafiz has pictured the outer life, whereas Rumi has pictured the inner life. And if I were to compare the three greatest poets of Persia, I would call Sa'di the body of the poet, Hafiz the heart of the poet, and Rumi the soul of the poet.
Dozens of poems by the great Sufi mystic that were never published in English are presented here in three sections, each with fifty poems, capturing the essence of Sufi spirituality in beautiful language and spectacular renderings of Persian calligraphy.
Championed by the likes of Madonna, Donna Karan, and Deepak Chopra, Rumi has won such a following in this country that a few years ago he was proclaimed our bestselling poet. But translations that have popularized the work of this thirteenth-century Sufi mystic have also strayed from its essence. In this new translation, Farrukh Dhondy seeks to recover both the lyrical beauty and the spiritual essence of the original verse. In poems of love and devotion, rapture and suffering, loss and yearning for oneness, Dhondy has rediscovered the Islamic mystic of spiritual awakening whose quest is the key to his universal appeal. Here is at once a great poet of love, both human and divine, and the authentic voice of a moderate Islam—a voice that can resonate in today’s turbulent, fundamentalist times.
Landmark translations of the Sufi poet/mystic Rumi from the acclaimed interpreter of the Tao Te Ching. Jonathan Star has assembled selections of Rumi?s verse in a treasury that spans the poet?s life and includes his most celebrated and poignant work. It is an enchanting volume of classic Eastern thought that creates an exhilarating experience for all readers.
Collects poems featuring such topics as love, devotion, rapture, suffering, loss, and the yearning for oneness, from the celebrated thirteenth century Sufi mystic.
Cambridge University professor Reynold Nicholson once remarked that the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi is the "greatest mystical poet of any age." In Rumi's vision, love is the very matrix of existence; love is what moves life. His poetry expresses the deepest and the most inclusive layers of love, and thus connects us to an immense source of joy, compassion, creativity, and mystery. This book is a new anthology and an original translation of Rumi's poetry. It is divided into three parts. Part I contains two essays, one on Rumi's life ("A Messenger from the Sun") and the other on his poetic vision and thought ("The Path of Love in the Ocean of Life"), which together help the reader better situate his poetry. Part II presents 144+1 quatrains (Rubaiyat) of Rumi categorized into 12 thematic chapters: On the Pain and Joy of Longing; The Search; Who Am I?; The Beloved's Face; Die to Yourself; The Art of Living; Night Secrets; Water of Life; Fire of Love; Unity and Union; Peaceful Mind; and Rumi on His Life, Poetry and Death. These poems have been selected and translated from the authentic Persian editions of Rumi's Divan-e Shams. For readers interested in the cadence and rhythm of the poems in the original language the Persian reading (in English script) is also given under each translated poem. Part III is a selection of 12 wisdom stories from Rumi's own life (taken from a 14th-century biographical work on Rumi). A glossary of symbolic terms in Rumi's poetry, and references to the original sources of the translated poems are also given at the end of the book. This anthology brings fresh insight into the work and mind of a master poet who mapped the path of spiritual quest and union, and painted in words the art of loving.
Presents a life of the thirteenth-century Sufi poet, describing his youth in Afghanistan and Turkey, the importance of the three years he spent with his spiritual teacher, his poetry, and his final transformation into a mystic.
An authoritative but accessible introduction to this important 13th-century historian and mystic poet Rumi, this work concentrates on the social and cultural environment in which he lived and produced his influential works. The book describes the war-torn lives of the people in Asia Minor at the time and states that few figures in history have made an appeal for peace so enlightened that it travelled down the centuries. A selection of passages from Rumi's works is also included, explaining his core philosophy in his own words.
Shares translations of the Sufi poet and mystic's works that span the course of his life and include some of his most celebrated writings, in a volume that offers insight into classic Eastern thought. Original.
A collection of poetry by the medieval Persian sage reflects the author's Sufi beliefs, a mystic tradition within Islam, in works that speak of a yearning for ecstatic union with the divine Beloved and describe divine love in sensuous human terms. 10,000 first printing.
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An authoritative but accessible introduction to this important 13th-century historian and mystic poet Rumi, this work concentrates on the social and cultural environment in which he lived and produced his influential works. The book describes the war-torn lives of the people in Asia Minor at the time and states that few figures in history have made an appeal for peace so enlightened that it traveled down the centuries. A selection of passages from Rumi's works is also included, explaining his core philosophy in his own words.
RUMI: LIFE & POEMS Translation & Introduction Paul Smith Here is a wonderful, large selection of poems of the great Sufi Spiritual Master of the 13th century, who has become today the most popular poet in the world, Jelal ad-din Rumi. They are powerful, down-to-earth, spiritual and full of joy, bliss and understanding. Included in the Introduction is the life of Rumi and on the ruba'i, the ghazal, the masnavi and the qasida. Selected Bibliography. The correct rhyme-structure has been kept as well as the beauty and meaning of these immortal poems of this Perfect Spiritual Master Poet. 90 pages. Introduction to Sufi Poets Series Life & Poems of the following Sufi poets, Translations & Introductions: Paul Smith AMIR KHUSRAU, ANSARI, ANVARI, AL-MA'ARRI, 'ATTAR, ABU SA'ID, AUHAD UD-DIN, BABA FARID, BABA AZFAL, BABA TAHIR, BEDIL, BULLEH SHAH, DARA SHIKOH, GHALIB, HAFIZ, IBN 'ARABI, IBN YAMIN, IBN AL-FARID, IQBAL, 'IRAQI, JAHAN KHATUN, JAMI, KAMAL AD-DIN, KABIR, KHAQANI, KHAYYAM, LALLA DED, MAKHFI, MANSUR HALLAJ, MU'IN UD-DIN CHISHTI, NAZIR AKBARABADI, NESIMI, NIZAMI, OBEYD ZAKANI, RAHMAN BABA, RUMI, SANA'I, SADI, SARMAD, SHABISTARI, SHAH LATIF, SHAH NI'MAT'ULLAH, SULTAN BAHU, YUNUS EMRE, EARLY ARABIC SUFI POETS, EARLY PERSIAN SUFI POETS, URDU SUFI POETS, TURKISH SUFI POETS, AFGHAN SUFI POETS 90 pages each. Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 150 books of Sufi poets from the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages... including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Mansur Hallaj, Yunus Emre, Mu'in, Ibn Farid, Lalla Ded, Mahsati, and many others, as well as poetry, fiction, plays, children's books, biographies and screenplays. www.newhumanitybooksbookheaven.com
What torments the souls of men? What would lead a respected scholar and preacher to suddenly lock himself away in a room with a strange man for forty days and nights-and then to spring forth illuminated, dancing, ignited with passion and knowledge? In Rumi, acclaimed writer Nahal Tajadod brings to vivid life this age-old tale of metamorphosis and creative fire. Since the thirteenth century, the story of Rumi and his fifty thousand unforgettable verses has mesmerized the world. Breathing life into the mystical and carnal Orient of old, Tajadod delves into the soul of artistry and, embodying the mind of the great poet, uncovers the divine passion of Rumi's work-and beautifully displays that when the body and soul stop fighting against one another, they burn from the same plane.
A fictionalized biography of Rumi, the 13th century Turkish mystic.
The selections in this book are taken from Rumi's epic poem "Masnavi". Rumi is widely considered to be one of literature's greatest mystic poets.
An inspirational kit containing cards & a book on the timeless wisdom of Rumi.
This long awaited paperback edition describes the key events in Rumi's magical life story: his unusual childhood, his relationship with his father, and his intense, though controversial, affection for a wandering dervish.
Jalalu'l-Din Rumi was one of the greatest of the Persian mystical poets. In his writings he explored the profound themes of the nature of truth, of beauty, and of our spiritual relationship with God. Professor Nicholson translated this collection of mystical poems shortly before his death. It contains versions of over 100 short passages from Rumi's greatest works, together with brief explanatory notes.