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 Book of Rumi

The Book of Rumi
Author: Rumi
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 206
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: 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.

Rumi s Little Book of Life

Rumi s Little Book of Life
Author: Rumi
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 1612832210
ISBN 13: 9781612832210
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 13th 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.

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.

Rumi The Big Red Book

Rumi  The Big Red Book
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 0062020781
ISBN 13: 9780062020789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumi The Big Red Book Book Review:

“Really, what other book would anyone ever need?” —Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Honeybee “Elegant and exquisite.” —Deepak Chopra, author of Muhammad, Jesus, and Buddha The Big Red Book is a poetic masterpiece from Jalaluddin Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic whom Time magazine calls “the most popular poet in America.” Readers continue to be awed and inspired by Rumi’s masterfully lyrical, deeply expressive poems, collected in volumes such as The Illustrated Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, and the bestselling The Essential Rumi. With The Big Red Book, acclaimed poet and Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks offers a never-before-published translation of a crucial anthology of poems widely considered to be one of Persian literature’s greatest treasures.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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

Whoever Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home

Whoever Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home
Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 145
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780140195767
ISBN 13: 0140195769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whoever Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home Book Review:

Rumi s Secret

Rumi s Secret
Author: Brad Gooch
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN 10: 0062199072
ISBN 13: 9780062199072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumi s Secret Book Review:

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Smash Cut, Flannery, and City Poet delivers the first popular biography of Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet revered by contemporary Western readers. Ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born over eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions of readers in America as well as around the world. He has been compared to Shakespeare for his outpouring of creativity and to Saint Francis of Assisi for his spiritual wisdom. Yet his life has long remained the stuff of legend rather than intimate knowledge. In this breakthrough biography, Brad Gooch brilliantly brings to life the man and puts a face to the name Rumi, vividly coloring in his time and place—a world as rife with conflict as our own. The map of Rumi’s life stretched over 2,500 miles. Gooch traces this epic journey from Central Asia, where Rumi was born in 1207, traveling with his family, displaced by Mongol terror, to settle in Konya, Turkey. Pivotal was the disruptive appearance of Shams of Tabriz, who taught him to whirl and transformed him from a respectable Muslim preacher into a poet and mystic. Their vital connection as teacher and pupil, friend and beloved, is one of the world’s greatest spiritual love stories. When Shams disappeared, Rumi coped with the pain of separation by composing joyous poems of reunion, both human and divine. Ambitious, bold, and beautifully written, Rumi’s Secret reveals the unfolding of Rumi’s devotion to a "religion of love," remarkable in his own time and made even more relevant for the twenty-first century by this compelling account.

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

Rumi Soul Fury

Rumi  Soul Fury
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 0062351001
ISBN 13: 9780062351005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumi Soul Fury Book Review:

A seminal collection of poetry from the medieval Sufi mystic—the most popular poet in America—and his “soul friend,” Shams Tabriz, which illuminate the evocative and deeply spiritual dimensions of friendship and love, compiled by the foremost Rumi translator and author of The Essential Rumi, Coleman Barks. In this stunning translation, Coleman Barks brings to light Rumi’s theme of “love as religion”—that to reach its most profound depths requires mindful practice—as well as love in its most meaningful form: soul friendship. These short poems by both Rumi and Shams Tabriz, rich in beauty and spiritual insight, capture the delight and the impermanence of these bonds that pierce deep into the human mind, heart, and soul. Rumi’s poetry is honored and enjoyed by many traditions and cultures. Today, many people from all walks of life have moved beyond traditional notions of spirituality, embracing a sense of the sacred that transcends a singular religion, belief, or text. Rumi’s poetry speaks to them and nourishes their divine yearnings. Joyous and contemplative, provocative and playful, Rumi: Soul Fury is a sterling addition to the modern Rumi oeuvre, and is sure to be embraced by his wide and devoted readership.

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.