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 Soul of Rumi

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

The Soul of Rumi Book Review:

The Soul of Rumi is renowned poet Coleman Barks' first major assemblage of newly translated Rumi poems since his bestselling The Essential Rumi. Coleman Barks presents entirely new translations of Rumi's poems, published for the first time in The Soul of Rumi. The poems range over the breadth of Rumi's themes: silence, emptiness, play, God, peace, grief, sexuality, music, to name just a few. But the focus is on the ecstatic experience of human and divine love and their inseparability, conveyed with Rumi's signature passion, daring, and insights into the human heart and the heart's longings.

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.

Mystical Poems of Rumi

Mystical Poems of Rumi
Author: Jalal al-Din Rumi
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2010-04-15
ISBN 10: 0226731634
ISBN 13: 9780226731636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystical Poems of Rumi Book Review:

My verse resembles the bread of Egypt—night passes over it, and you cannot eat it any more. Devour it the moment it is fresh, before the dust settles upon it. Its place is the warm climate of the heart; in this world it dies of cold. Like a fish it quivered for an instant on dry land, another moment and you see it is cold. Even if you eat it imagining it is fresh, it is necessary to conjure up many images. What you drink is really your own imagination; it is no old tale, my good man. Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207–73), legendary Persian Muslim poet, theologian, and mystic, wrote poems acclaimed through the centuries for their powerful spiritual images and provocative content, which often described Rumi’s love for God in romantic or erotic terms. His vast body of work includes more than three thousand lyrics and odes. This volume includes four hundred poems selected by renowned Rumi scholar A. J. Arberry, who provides here one of the most comprehensive and adept English translations of this enigmatic genius. Mystical Poems is the definitive resource for anyone seeking an introduction to or an enriched understanding of one of the world’s greatest poets. “Rumi is one of the world’s greatest lyrical poets in any language—as well as probably the most accessible and approachable representative of Islamic civilization for Western students.”—James W. Morris, Oberlin College

Unseen Rain

Unseen Rain
Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000078422346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unseen Rain Book Review:

Rumi's short poems have many tones and effects: some of them are quick, joyful, and whimsical; some are finely faceted abstract statements; some probe the inward space of patience and longing. Moyne and Barks translated these poems using a free-verse style, connecting these poems with great American spiritual poets such as Walt Whitman and Gary Snyder.

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.

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 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.

Teachings of Rumi

Teachings of Rumi
Author: Andrew Harvey
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1999-07-06
ISBN 10: 0834826801
ISBN 13: 9780834826809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teachings of Rumi Book Review:

Jelalludin Rumi (1207-1273) led the quiet life of an Islamic teacher in the central Anatolia (modern Turkey) until the age of thirty-seven, when he met a wandering dervish named Shams Tabriz—through whom he encountered the Divine Presence in a way that utterly transformed him. The result of this epiphany was the greatest body of mystical poetry the world has ever seen, and the establishment of a spiritual movement that would eventually stretch from Africa to China, enduring to our own day. This collection of versions of Rumi by Andrew Harvey contains some of the master's most luminous verse, along with selections from his lesser-read prose works, with the aim of presenting a balanced view of his teaching that includes both the high-flying love of God and the rigorous path of discipline essential for those who seek it.

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.

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.

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.

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

Love Is My Savior

Love Is My Savior
Author: Rumi
Publsiher: MSU Press
Total Pages: 329
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 Illuminated Rumi

The Illuminated Rumi
Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana),Jalal Al-Din Rumi
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 Masnavi

The Masnavi
Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana),Jawid Mojaddedi
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2007-07-12
ISBN 10: 0199212597
ISBN 13: 9780199212590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Masnavi Book Review:

Book Two of Rumi's Masnavi is concerned with the challenges facing the follower of Sufi enlightenment. It interweaves stories and homilies in order to instruct followers of Rumi, the great thirteenth-century Muslim mystic. Jawid Mojaddedi's sparkling new verse translation follows his prize-winning edition of Book One. - ;'You don't seek guidance from those drunken men, So why insist they mend their rags again? God's lovers stand beyond all faiths, as they Are shown by God Himself a higher way.' Book Two of Rumi's Masnavi is concerned with the challenges facing the seeker of Sufi enlightenment. In particular it focuses on the struggle against the self, and how to choose the right companions in order to progress along the mystical path. By interweaving amusing stories and profound homilies, Rumi instructs his followers in a style that still speaks directly to us. In this volume, stories such as 'Moses and the Shepherd', 'The Foolhardy Man who Trusted a Bear's Good Intentions' and 'Mo'awiya and Satan' are among the most popular in the entire Masnavi. The most influential Sufi poem ever written, the six books of the Masnavi are often called 'the Qur'an in Persian'. Self-contained, as well as continuing the journey along the spiritual path, Book Two is here translated into rhyming couplets in the style of Jawid Mojaddedi's prize-winning translation of Book One. -

The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600

The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600
Author: Michelle M. Sauer
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1438108346
ISBN 13: 9781438108346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600 Book Review:

Some of the most important authors in British poetry left their mark onliterature before 1600, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, and, of course, William Shakespeare. "The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry before 1600"is an encyclopedic guide to British poetry from the beginnings to theyear 1600, featuring approximately 600 entries ranging in length from300 to 2,500 words.

Me Rumi

Me   Rumi
Author: Shams-i Tabrīzī
Publsiher: Fons Vitae
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114236099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me Rumi Book Review:

Rumi has become one of the best-selling poets in North America. Practically every biography highlights his encounter with Shams-i Tabrizi, the wandering mystic who became his beloved companion. Rumi had been a sober scholar, teaching law and theology to a small circle of students, but Shams turned him into a devotee of music, dance, and poetry. Then, after three years, he vanished, never to be seen again. It was Rumi's longing for the lost Shams that made him one of the world's greatest poets, celebrating him as the embodiment of the divine beloved. This book makes available for the first time in any European language first-hand accounts of Shams that have never been studied by Western scholars. When Rumi and Shams talked, members of the circle took notes, which were preserved and sometimes copied by later generations, ending up in various libraries scattered around Turkey; this book arranges them in a manner that clarifies their meaning and context, with notes and a glossary.--From publisher description.

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

The Life and Work of Muhammad Jalal ud Din Rumi

The Life and Work of Muhammad Jalal ud Din Rumi
Author: Afzal Iqbal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066067870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Work of Muhammad Jalal ud Din Rumi Book Review: