Mystical Poems of Rumi

Author: Jalal al-Din Rumi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226731629

Category: Religion

Page: 439

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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

Mystical Poems of Rumi

Author: Jalal al-Din Rumi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226731634

Category: Religion

Page: 440

View: 2867


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

Mystical Poems of Rūmī

Author: Jalal al-Din Rumi,Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana),Ǧalāl al-Dīn Rūmī,Ǧalāl-ad-Dīn Rūmī

Publisher: Mazda Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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Mystical Poems of Rumi

Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 212

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Triadic Mysticism

Author: Paul E. Murphy

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120800106

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 7558


This book is the first consistent theological treatment of the subject of hindu thought known to itself as Trika or Triadiam and popularly as Kashmir Saivism. Few Indic theologies equal it in architectonic power and mystical profundity. Its highest category and goal is consciousness or light whose foremost characteristic is Freedom. This goal can be attained through four ways (upayas). The theology of these ways pertains to Gnostic or knowledge oriented Triadism whose prime theologian is Ahhinavagupta the emperor of Indic speculation.

Selected Poems of Rumi

Author: Jalalu’l-Din Rumi

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153738

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Over 100 of Rumi's most passionate lyrics include "The Children of Light," "The Man Who Looked Back on His Way to Hell," "The Pear-Tree of Illusion." Translated by R. A. Nicholson.

Mystical Dimensions of Islam

Author: Annemarie Schimmel

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807869333

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism. This edition brings to a new generation of readers Annemarie Schimmel's historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism, from its beginnings through the nineteenth century. Schimmel's sensitivity and deep understanding of Sufism--its origins, development, and historical context--as well as her erudite examination of Sufism as reflected in Islamic poetry, draw readers into the mood, the vision, and the way of the Sufi. In the foreword, distinguished Islam scholar Carl W. Ernst comments on the continuing vitality of Schimmel's book and the advances in the study of Sufism that have occurred since the work first appeared.

The Spiritual Poems of Rumi

Author: Rumi

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 1577152182

Category: Sufi poetry, Persian

Page: 128

View: 9568


The Spiritual Poems of Rumi is a beautiful and elegantly illustrated gift book of Rumi's spiritual poems translated by Nader Khalili, geared for readers searching for a stronger spiritual core.