The Essential Rumi

The Essential Rumi
Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780140195798
ISBN 13: 0140195793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Rumi Book Review:

Rumi the Persian poet is widely acknowledged as being the greatest Sufi mystic of his age. He was the founder of the brotherhood of the Whirling Dervishes. This is a collection of his poetry.

The Essential Rumi reissue

The Essential Rumi   reissue
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 0062046659
ISBN 13: 9780062046659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Rumi reissue Book Review:

This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever. The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.

The Book of Rumi

The Book of Rumi
Author: Rumi
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN 10: 1612833586
ISBN 13: 9781612833583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Rumi Book Review:

Philip Pullman, author of 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, has remarked that "after nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." This new collection of Rumi stories fills that need. This fresh prose translation of 105 short teaching stories by Rumi, which form the core of the six-volume Masnavi, explores the hidden spiritual aspects of everyday experience. Rumi transforms the seemingly mundane events of daily life into profound Sufi teaching moments. These prose gems open the mystical portal to the world of the ancient mystic. These stories include well-known and popular tales such as "Angel of Death," "The Sufi and His Cheating Wife," "Moses and the Shepherd," "Chickpeas," and "The Greek and Chinese Painters" as well as the less commonly quoted parables: "The Basket Weaver," "The Mud Eater," and "A Sackful of Pebbles." Rumi's voice alternates between playful and authoritative, whether he is telling stories of ordinary lives or inviting the discerning reader to higher levels of introspection and attainment of transcendent values. Mafi's translations delicately reflect the nuances of Rumi's poetry while retaining the positive tone of all of Rumi's writings, as well as the sense of suspense and drama that mark the essence of the Masnavi.

The Essential Rumi reissue

The Essential Rumi   reissue
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1995-06-09
ISBN 10: 0062509586
ISBN 13: 9780062509581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Rumi reissue Book Review:

From the premier interpreter of Rumi comes the first definitive one-volume collection of the enduringly popular spiritual poetry by the extraordinary thirteenth-century Sufi mystic.

The Soul of Rumi

The Soul of Rumi
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-12-14
ISBN 10: 0062046543
ISBN 13: 9780062046543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul of Rumi Book Review:

Inside A Lover's Heart There's Another World, And Yet Another Rumi's masterpieces have inspired countless people throughout the centuries, and Coleman Barks's exquisite renderings of the thirteenth-century Persian mystic are widely considered the definitive versions for our time. Barks's translations capture the inward exploration and intensity that characterize Rumi's poetry, making this unique voice of mysticism and desire contemporary while remaining true to the original poems. In this volume readers will encounter the essence of Sufism's insights into the experience of divine love, wisdom, and the nature of both humanity and God. While Barks's stamp on this collection is clear, it is Rumi's voice that leaps off these pages with a rapturous power that leaves readers breathless. These poems express our deepest yearning for the transcendent connection with the source of the divine: there are passionate outbursts about the torment of longing for the beloved and the sweet delight that comes from union; stories of sexual adventures and of loss; poems of love and fury, sadness and joy; and quiet truths about the beauty and variety of human emotion. For Rumi, soul and body and emotion are not separate but are rather part of the great mystery of mortal life, a riddle whose solution is love. Above all else, Rumi's poetry exposes us to the delight that comes from being fully alive, urging us always to put aside our fears and take the risk of discovering our core self: No one knows what makes the soul wake up so happy! Maybe a dawn breeze has blown the veil from the face of God. These fresh, original translations magnificently convey Rumi's insights into the human heart and its longings with his signature passion and daring, focusing on the ecstatic experience of the inseparability of human and divine love. The match between Rumi's sublime poetry and Coleman Barks's poetic art are unequaled, and here this artistic union is raised to new heights.

The Illuminated Rumi

The Illuminated Rumi
Author: Jalal Al-Din Rumi,Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 125
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0767900022
ISBN 13: 9780767900027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illuminated Rumi Book Review:

Gathers and illustrates poems by the popular thirteenth century Sufi philosopher and saint

Rumi s Little Book of Love and Laughter

Rumi s Little Book of Love and Laughter
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-10-01
ISBN 10: 161283373X
ISBN 13: 9781612833736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumi s Little Book of Love and Laughter Book Review:

Rowdy, ecstatic, and sometimes stern, these teaching stories and fables reveal new and very human properties in Rumi's vision. Included here are the notorious “Latin parts” that Reynold Nicholson felt were too unseemly to appear in English in his 1920s translation. For Rumi, anything that human beings do—however compulsive—affords a glimpse into the inner life. Here are more than 40 fables or teaching stories that deal with love, laughter, death, betrayal, and the soul. The stories are exuberant, earthy, and bursting with vitality—much like a painting by Hieronymus Bosch or Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The characters are guilty, lecherous, tricky, ribald, and finally possessors of opened souls. Barks writes: "These teaching stories are a kind of scrimshaw—intricately carved, busy figures, confused and threatening, and weirdly funny. This is an entertaining collection from one of the greatest spiritual poets of all time, rendered by his most popular translator. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”--Rumi

The Masnavi Book One

The Masnavi  Book One
Author: Jalal al-Din Rumi
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-11-11
ISBN 10: 0191604607
ISBN 13: 9780191604607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Masnavi Book One Book Review:

'The pen would smoothly write the things it knew But when it came to love it split in two, A donkey stuck in mud is logic's fate - Love's nature only love can demonstrate.' Rumi's Masnavi is widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and has been called 'the Koran in Persian'. The thirteenth-century Muslim mystic Rumi composed his work for the benefit of his disciples in the Sufi order named after him, better known as the whirling dervishes. In order to convey his message of divine love and unity he threaded together entertaining stories and penetrating homilies. Drawing from folk tales as well as sacred history, Rumi's poem is often funny as well as spiritually profound. Jawid Mojaddedi's sparkling new verse translation of Book One is consistent with the aims of the original work in presenting Rumi's most mature mystical teachings in simple and attractive rhyming couplets. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Rumi The Book of Love

Rumi  The Book of Love
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061753408
ISBN 13: 9780061753404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumi The Book of Love Book Review:

The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its forms—erotic, platonic, divine—and Coleman Barks presents the best of them in this delightful and inspiring collection. Rendered with freshness, intensity, and beauty as Barks alone can do, these startling and rich poems range from the "wholeness" one experiences with a true lover, to the grief of a lover's loss, and all the states in between: from the madness of sudden love to the shifting of a romance to deep friendship to the immersion in divine love. Rumi, the ultimate poet of love, explores all "the magnificent regions of the heart," and he opens you to the lover within. Coleman Barks has made this medieval, Persian-born (present-day Afghanistan) poetic and spiritual genius the most popular poet in America today. This seductive volume reveals Rumi's charms and depths more than any other.

Unseen Rain

Unseen Rain
Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 83
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012103266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unseen Rain Book Review:

In some languages of the Middle East the word for "rain" and the work for "grace" are the same. These quatrains are evidence of the invisible grace falling on our earth, a grace received by the mature spirit of master poet Jelaluddin Rumi.

Rumi s Little Book of Life

Rumi s Little Book of Life
Author: Rumi
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781612832210
ISBN 13: 1612832210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumi s Little Book of Life Book Review:

From Madonna to Deepak Chopra, celebrities have been recording and embracing Rumi's poetry for the past two decades, creating a resurgence of interest in this 14th century Sufi mystic. Rumi's Little Book of Life is a beautiful collection of 196 poems by Rumi, previously unavailable in English. Translated by native Persian speakers, Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin, this collection will appeal to Rumi lovers everywhere. This collection of mystical poetry focuses on one of life's core issues: coming to grips with the inner life. During the course of life, each of us is engaged on an inner journey. Rumi's Little Book of Life is a guidebook for that journey. The poetry is a companion for those who consciously enter the inner world to explore the gardens within--out of the everyday "world of dust"--through an ascending hierarchy that restores one's soul to the heart; the heart of the spirit; and in finding spirit, transcending all.

A Year with Rumi

A Year with Rumi
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061757667
ISBN 13: 9780061757662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year with Rumi Book Review:

Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Barks's elegant and beautiful translations of Rumi's greatest poems, including fifteen never-before-published poems. Barks includes an Introduction that sets Rumi in his context and an Afterword musing on poetry of the mysterious and the sacred. Join Coleman Barks and Rumi for a year-long journey into the mystical and sacred within and without. Join them in recognizing and embracing the divine in the sublime, in the ordinary, and in us all.

Rumi Bridge to the Soul

Rumi  Bridge to the Soul
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061753394
ISBN 13: 9780061753398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumi Bridge to the Soul Book Review:

2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks, Rumi's unlikely, supremely passionate ambassador, to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday? Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi, has collected and translated ninety new poems, most of them never published before in any form. The result is this beautiful edition titled Rumi: Bridge to the Soul. The "bridge" in the title is a reference to the Khajou Bridge in Isphahan, Iran, which Barks visited with Robert Bly in May of 2006—a trip that in many ways prompted this book. The "soul bridge" also suggests Rumi himself, who crosses cultures and religions and brings us all together to listen to his words, regardless of origin or creed. Open this book and let Rumi's poetry carry you into the interior silence and joy of the spirit, the place that unites conscious knowing with a deeper, more soulful understanding.

The Love Poems Of Rumi

The Love Poems Of Rumi
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 1409023958
ISBN 13: 9781409023951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Love Poems Of Rumi Book Review:

Born Jalal ad-Din Mohammed Balkhi in Persia early in the thirteenth century, the poet known as Rumi expressed the deepest feelings of the heart through his poetry. This volume consists of new translations edited by Deepak Chopra to evoke the rich mood and music of Rumi's love poems. Exalted yearning, ravishing ecstasy, and consuming desire emerge from these poems as powerfully today as they did on their creation more than 700 years ago. 'These poems reflect the deepest longings of the human heart as it searches for the divine. They celebrate love. Each poetic whisper is urgent, expressing the desire that penetrates human relationships and inspires intimacy with the self, silently nurturing an affinity for the Beloved. Both Fereydoun Kia, the translator, and I hope that you will share the experience of ravishing ecstasy that the poems of Rumi evoked in us. In this volume we have sought to capture in English the dreams, wishes, hopes, desires, and feelings of a Persian poet who continues to amaze, bewilder, confound, and teach, one thousand years after he walked on this earth' - Deepak Chopra

Love Is My Savior

Love Is My Savior
Author: Rumi
Publsiher: MSU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 162895261X
ISBN 13: 9781628952612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Is My Savior Book Review:

This new volume of Rumi’s works, the first-ever English translation of his Arabic poems, will be exciting for the newcomer to Rumi’s verses as well as to readers already familiar with his mystical philosophy. The poems take the reader on a journey of spiritual exploration, ecstatic union, cruel rejection, and mystic reconciliation. Rumi reveals his soul and welcomes everyone to his spiritual feast. This dual-language volume opens a treasury of Rumi’s mystic thought and startling poetry. His verses pulsate with desire and longing, with sensuality, and with ecstatic celebration. Rumi found in his mystic poetry a vehicle for the expression of the endless spiritual bounties of love. He placed love at the center of his faith and doctrine, and he pronounced it to be the goal of his life and the only form of true worship. This collection is stunningly rendered in English by an award-winning poet and a distinguished translator of Arabic poetry.

The Rumi Daybook

The Rumi Daybook
Author: Kabir Helminski,Camille Helminski
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN 10: 0834827735
ISBN 13: 9780834827738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rumi Daybook Book Review:

"My heart wandered through the world constantly seeking after my cure, but the sweet and delicious water of life had to break through the granite of my heart." When the words of Rumi enter your heart, something softens, breaks, and is subtly reborn. That he wrote the words seven hundred years ago in a medieval Persian world that bears little resemblance to ours makes their uncanny resonance to us today just that much more remarkable. Here is a treasury of daily wisdom from this most beloved of all the Sufi masters—both his prose and his ecstatic poetry—that you can use to start every day for a year, or that you can dip into for inspiration any time you need to break through the granite of your heart.

Rumi The Big Red Book

Rumi  The Big Red Book
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780061905834
ISBN 13: 0061905836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumi The Big Red Book Book Review:

Considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, The Big Red Book is perhaps the greatest work of Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic who also happens to be the bestselling poet in America. Rumi was born in 1207 to a long line of Islamic theologians and lawyers on the eastern edge of the Persian Empire in what is now Afghanistan. In order to escape the invading Mongol armies of Genghis Khan, his family moved west to a town now found in Turkey, where he eventually became the leader of a school of whirling dervishes. It was a fateful day in 1244 when he met Shams Tabriz, a wild mystic with rare gifts and insight. The renowned scholar Rumi had found a soul mate and friend who would become his spiritual mentor and literary muse. "What I had thought of before as God," Rumi said, "I met today in a human being." Out of their friendship, Rumi wrote thousands of lyric poems and short quatrains in honor of his friend Shams Tabriz. They are poems of divine epiphany, spiritual awakening, friendship, and love. For centuries, Rumi's collection of these verses has traditionally been bound in a red cover, hence the title of this inspired classic of spiritual literature.

The Rumi Collection

The Rumi Collection
Author: Jelaluddin Rumi
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-06-21
ISBN 10: 0834825163
ISBN 13: 9780834825161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rumi Collection Book Review:

Rumi's poems are beloved for their touching perceptions of humanity and the Divine. Here is a rich introduction to the work of the great mystical poet, featuring leading literary translations of his verse. Translators include Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Andrew Harvey, Kabir Helminski, Camille Helminski, Daniel Liebert, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. To display the major themes of Rumi's work, each of the eighteen chapters in this anthology are arranged topically, such as "The Inner Work," "The Ego Animal," "Passion for God," "Praise," and "Purity." Also contained here is a biography of Rumi by Andrew Harvey, as well as an introductory essay by Kabir Helminski on the art of translating Rumi's work into English.

The Masnavi of Rumi Book Two

The Masnavi of Rumi  Book Two
Author: Jalaloddin Rumi
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 1786726092
ISBN 13: 9781786726094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Masnavi of Rumi Book Two Book Review:

Jalaloddin Rumi's Masnavi-ye Ma'navi, or 'Spiritual Couplets', composed in the 13th Century, is a monumental work of poetry in the Sufi tradition of Islamic mysticism. For centuries before his love poetry became a literary phenomenon in the West, Rumi's Masnavi had been revered in the Islamic world as its greatest mystical text. Drawing upon a vast array of characters, stories and fables, and deeply versed in spiritual teaching, it takes us on a profound and playful journey of discovery along the path of divine love, toward its ultimate goal of union with the source of all Truth. In Book Two of the Masnavi, the second of six volumes, we travel with Rumi toward an understanding of the deeper truth and reality, beyond the limits of the self. Alan Williams's authoritative new translation is rendered in highly readable blank verse and includes the original Persian text for reference. True to the spirit of Rumi's poem, this new translation establishes the Masnavi as one of the world's great literary achievements for a global readership. Translated with an introduction, notes and analysis by Alan Williams and including the Persian text edited by Mohammad Este'lami.

Open Secret

Open Secret
Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1999-09-21
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000067739700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Secret Book Review:

"These quatrains and odes, many appearing here in English for the first time, reveal a most human and accessible side of this great poet and mystic. They are the personal records of one man's encounter with the Divine"--Publisher's description, back cover.