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Rumi and Islam

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Rumi and Islam by Ibrahim Gamard Book Summary:

Offers a new way of thinking about Rumi's poetry, focusing on Rumi's place within the Sufi tradition of Islam and providing readers with an image of the mystical side of the religion-one that has love of God at its core and sublime wisdom teachings as its pathways.

Mystical Poems of Rumi

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Mystical Poems of Rumi by Jalal al-Din Rumi Book Summary:

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

Rumi: The Book of Love

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Rumi: The Book of Love by Coleman Barks Book Summary:

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.

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Rumi by Cihan Okuyucu Book Summary:

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.

The Rumi Collection

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The Rumi Collection by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana),Jelaluddin Rumi,Kabir Helminski,Andrew Harvey Book Summary:

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.

Rumi

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Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana) Book Summary:

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Rumi by Rumi Book Summary:

Collects poems featuring such topics as love, devotion, rapture, suffering, loss, and the yearning for oneness, from the celebrated thirteenth century Sufi mystic.

RUMI Quotes

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RUMI Quotes by JALALUDDIN MOHAMMED RUMI Book Summary:

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, Mevlânâ/Mawlānā, Mevlevî/Mawlawī, and more popularly simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan.

Tales from Rumi

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Tales from Rumi by Ali Fuat Bilkan Book Summary:

Ages 12 years & over. A collection of stories from Rumi's classic opus The Mathnawi, this astounding compilation of over 24,000 verses is carefully adapted for younger audiences. Best known for his spiritual poetry and the whirling dance of sufi practice he inspired, Rumi's influence continues to spread around the world.

Rumi Poems

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Rumi Poems by Peter Washington Book Summary:

It is often said that Rumi (aka Jalal al-Din, 1207-73) is now the most popular poet in the United States. This conquest of the new world by a middle-eastern medieval writer who died before Chaucer was even born has been achieved with extraordinary speed in less than thirty years.The main key to Rumi's success is the spiritual appeal of his work. It combines lyrical beauty with philosophical profundity, a sense of rapture and an acute awareness of human suffering in ways which speak directly to contemporary audiences. Like the metaphysical poets, Donne, Vaughan and Herbert, Rumi yokes together everyday images with complex ideas. He talks about divine love in vivid human terms. As a religious teacher of the Dervish order, he expounds the mystical doctrines of Sufism which focus on the notion of union with the Beloved to whom many of the poems are addressed. Persian poetry of this period is not easy to translate. In order to give the greatest possible access to a wonderful poet this selection draws on avariety of translations from the early 20th century to the present, ranging from scholarly renderings to free interpretations.

Fundamentals of Rumi's Thought

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Fundamentals of Rumi's Thought by Şefik Can Book Summary:

This is a remarkable and timely book. It nicely transcends the usual dichotomy of scholarly and devotional Rumi book by drawing on the wisdom of a magnificent contemporary living sage who drinks from the eternal fountains of compassion that flow through Mevlana's writings. The level of engagement with all the classical Persian sources, and the spiritual sensitivity is astonishing. This is a luminous work that should be committed to heart by all Rumi lovers all over the world.

Rumi's Little Book of Life

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Rumi's Little Book of Life by Rumi Book Summary:

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.

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Rumi by Jalal al-Din Rumi Book Summary:

The words of the thirteenth-century mystical teacher and poet, Jalal al-Din Rumi, resonate down the centuries, touching the hearts of readers from all cultures. Gathered under a thematic spectrum of headings, from "The Sufi Way" to "Living in the Spirit," this vibrant anthology offers a distillation of the most beautiful and profound wisdom written by the great Persian writer. With a clarity which demonstrates her understanding of and familiarity with Rumi's work, Mabey’s heartfelt selections are short, well chosen, and presented in accessible modern English. Drawing on his most famous works, the essence of the world’s bestselling poet is captured within these pages and offered to all, whether they seek enlightenment on their spiritual journey or simply a taste of humanity’s tremendous capacity for spiritual insight.

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Rumi by N.A Book Summary:

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.

Selected Poems of Rumi

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Selected Poems of Rumi by Jalalu’l-Din Rumi Book Summary:

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.

The Pocket Rumi

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The Pocket Rumi by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi Book Summary:

A collection of the best of Rumi's poetry. The renowned Persian Sufi mystic Mevlâna Jalâluddin Rumi (1207–1273) is one of the most widely read poets in the world today. His compassionate insight into the nature of human existence, his joyful humor, his deep wisdom, and his ecstatic songs of divine union have endeared him to readers for more than seven hundred years. Selected from his most-loved works, this book contains the very best of Rumi's poetry in superb translation. By turns soaring, inspiring, lyrical, entertaining, and always full of profound guidance, Rumi’s transcendent words penetrate to the very depths of one’s heart, offering eloquent expression for what lies there. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Teachings of Rumi

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Teachings of Rumi by Andrew Harvey Book Summary:

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 Maki Fighting Arts

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Rumi Maki Fighting Arts by Juan Ramon Rodríguez Flores,Alex Bushman Vega Book Summary:

"Flores and Vega present the history, legends, and a clear explanation of the techniques of Rumi Maki, one of the rare remnants of the Inca civilization in Peru."--Provided by the publisher.

Rumi

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Rumi by Jalaluddin Rumi Book Summary:

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.

Selected Poems

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Selected Poems by Rumi Book Summary:

Thirteenth-century Persian philosopher, mystic, scholar and founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes, Jelaluddin Rumi was also a poet of transcendental power. His inspirational verse speaks with the universal voice of the human soul and brims with exuberant energy and passion. Rich in natural imagery from horses to fishes, flowers to birds and rivers to stars, the poems have an elemental force that has remained undiminished through the centuries. Their themes - tolerance, goodness, the experience of God, charity and awareness through love - still resonate with millions of readers around the world.

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Rumi by Jelaluddin Rumi Book Summary:

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.

Rumi's World

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Rumi's World by Annemarie Schimmel Book Summary:

This book (previously published as I Am Wind, You Are Fire) celebrates the extraordinary career of Persia's great mystical poet, Rumi (1207–1273), through the story of his life, along with an enlightening examination of his ecstatic verse. Rumi lived the quiet life of a religious teacher in Anatolia until the age of thirty-seven, when he came under the influence of a whirling dervish, Shams Tabriz, and was moved to a state of mystical ecstasy. One of the results of this ecstasy was a prodigious output of poems about the search for the lost Divine Beloved, whom Rumi identified with Shams. To symbolize this search, Rumi also invented the famous whirling dance of the Melevi dervishes, which are performed accompanied by the chanting of Rumi's poems. Professor Schimmel illuminates the symbolism and significance of Rumi's vast output and offers her own translations of some of his most famous poems.

Poetry and Mysticism in Islam

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Poetry and Mysticism in Islam by Amin Banani,Richard Hovannisian,Georges Sabagh Book Summary:

Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273 AD) was one of the greatest poets and mystics of the Islamic world. This book is an examination of his spiritual and literary heritage. Annemarie Schimmel, the recipient of the Eleventh Giorgio Della Vida Award in Islamic Studies, writes that Bno other mystic and poet from the Islamic world is as well known in the West as Rumit. The scholars who share in her tribute have all added new dimensions to an understanding of Rumi and to his impact on the Islamic world.

Rumi Poetry

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Rumi Poetry by Rumi Book Summary:

6. My soul gave me good counsel, teaching me to love. Love was for me a delicate thread stretched between two adjacent pegs, but now it has been transformed into a halo, its first is its last, and its last is its first. It encompases every being, slowly expanding to embrace all that ever will be.

Rumi: Daylight

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Rumi: Daylight by N.A Book Summary:

The spiritual influence of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) is increasing among people of diverse beliefs throughout the western world. Rumi is now recognized here in the West, as he has been for seven centuries in the Middle East and Western Asia, as one of the greatest literary and spiritual figures of all time. Rumi is a spokesman for the religion of love in the language of the heart. Recent translations of Rumi's work have brought forth a variety of different qualities, exploring the subtlety, grace, and electricity of his verse. This book presents his spiritual teachings concisely and comprehensively, in a translation that touches heart and mind. The Mathnawi, from which these selections have been taken, is one of the greatest spiritual masterpieces ever written. Its content includes the full spectrum of life on earth, as well as the vertical dimension to the highest levels of metaphysics and cosmic awareness.

Spiritual Verses

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Spiritual Verses by The Jalaluddin Rumi Book Summary:

Begun in 1262 AD, Masnavi-ye Ma ‘navi, or ‘spiritual couplets', is thought to be the longest single-authored ‘mystical’ poem ever written. As the spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition, it teaches how to progress to the ultimate goal of the Sufi path - union with God. Jalaloddin Rumi was a poet and a mystic, but he was first a teacher; in these verses he draws the reader into the complexities of human love and separation and explains the path to divine love through the elimination of self-regard and worldly desires. Drawing on diverse sources from bawdy tales and fables to stories of the prophet Mohammed, these verses are brief in expression yet copious in meaning.

Rumi

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Rumi by Annemarie Schimmel Book Summary:

Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) can only be described through superlatives. For Rumi is the best known and arguably the greatest exponent of the mystical tradition in Islam. The Masnavi, Rumi's longest and most fully realised poetic work remains, in the eastern lands of Islam, the most extensively read and revered text after the Qur'an. Perhaps more surprisingly, at least to those still unfamiliar with his writings, Rumi is also often cited as the most widely read poet today in the United States. The richness of his language, and his penetrating spiritual insights about the divine, mean that Rumi has an enduring capacity to transport readers from within any culture, Islamic or otherwise. Annemarie Schimmel was for many years one of Rumi's most sensitive western interpreters. Her masterfully concise and readable book - now published for the first time in English - discusses the religious and cultural background of Rumi's Sufism and the dominant strands of his imagery. Schimmel shows how Rumi's work, while timeless and with enduring cross-cultural appeal, must finally be understood as part of a wider Islamic mystical tradition, albeit an expression of that tradition which remains unsurpassed for its beauty and profundity.

In the Footsteps of Rumi...

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In the Footsteps of Rumi... by Rashid Osmani Book Summary:

“It is better to read a little and ponder a lot than to read a lot and ponder a little” – Denis Parsons Burkitt Poetry satisfies this dictum admirably. Unfortunately, modern English verse is very dense and leaves the ordinary reader gasping for explanation. In general, poetry in the western hemisphere is a forgotten genre that is studiously ignored. Religion in the classical sense has also lost meaning for many in the West, but the hunger for spirituality seems alive and well. It is ironic that in the wake of 9/11 and the widespread general hostility for Islam, a Muslim Sufi -Saint, Maulana Jallaluddin Rumi is the most popular poet instead of literary stalwarts like Frost, Shakespeare or Milton. Following a near-death experience, Rashid Osmani, the author of this collection started writing poetry. This is his third book to be published. His style is reflective of the spirituality and sensuousness of Rumi, who is revered by the author as the master. Forty poems are grouped in four chapters with delightful titles like “Smile” and “Ponder”. Each poem is followed by an explanatory note for context and meaning that helps the reader overcome the biggest obstacle to enjoyment of modern poetry. Website comments from other poets are also included to shed additional light and offer different perspectives.

Say Nothing

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Say Nothing by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana) Book Summary:

A collection of poems by Persian poet Rumi presented both in Persian and English translation. Themes include silence, love, and revelation.

The Sufi Doctrine of Rumi

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The Sufi Doctrine of Rumi by William C. Chittick Book Summary:

There are almost no authoratative books readily available for the general reader that provide, in clear and accessible language, an introduction to the spiritual perspective illuminating Rumi's magical poetry. In this beautifully illustrated work, William C. Chittick, a leading scholar of Sufism and Rumi, opens doors that give us access to the inner sanctum of Rummi's thought.

Rumi, Day by Day

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Rumi, Day by Day by Mafi, Maryam Book Summary:

Here is a companion for life that provides for each day of the year poetry filled with Rumi's wisdom and spiritual insight. The poems in this collection are selected on the basis of the poignancy of their message and their relevance to life in the 21st century. It is the only Rumi translation designed specifically for daily meditation. Here is the timeless wisdom of age-old sayings, translated for modern readers. This book is not only a guide for meditation but also a light switch that you can turn on to make your daily connection with spirit. Use these words as tools to better your life each day. They are here for you to incorporate into your daily life, to draw continued guidance, inspiration and spiritual wealth. From the book: You are a mystic pupil continue your search with unquenchable thirst The arena of spirituality has no bounds abandon your preconceptions about the ultimate state of being For you, it's all in your searching

Rumi più unico che raro

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Rumi più unico che raro by Simone Mirulla Book Summary:

I centinaia di viaggi per via aerea o per fuoristrada di Rumi continuano sulle orme di decine di tracciati di vecchie poste secolari di carovanieri alla ricerca di pozzi d’acqua e di pozzi produttivi di petrolio di rifornieredi carburanti una miriade di campi petroliferi e per rilanciare l’agricoltura nel deserto in stato di abbandono da settemila anni. Col contributo di un gruppo di collaboratori locali elabora e sperimenta serre bio-climatiche a scopo agricolo e abitativo in una miriade di luoghi dove ha individuato risorse acquifere da immagazzinare e utilizzare in villaggi agricoli, zootecnici e abitativi con l’intento di ridurre la siccità e la desertificazione e la clandestinità a ridurre la fame nel mondo a creare una interminabile posti di lavoro in ambiente confortevole.

Rumi The Persian, The Sufi

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Rumi The Persian, The Sufi by A. Reza Arasteh Book Summary:

Originally published in 1965. This volume presents a systematic study of Rumi’s rebirth into a total being. By studying the elements of Persian culture, as well as the unique writings of Rumi, the author reveals the characteristics of maturity, the qualities of final integration in identity, health, and happiness that underlie Rumi’s life and work.

Rumi and Muin

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Rumi and Muin by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana) Book Summary:

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Rumi and Friends

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Rumi and Friends by Hamid Zavosh Book Summary:

In our modern life, the highways, freeways and speedways help to transport us to jungles of steel and concrete, where the noble human spirit, burdened with haste, hurry and heavy load of work becomes hardened in its core. As we affect our environment with our actions, we are in turn influenced by the ecology and its numerous counter-pressures. This book is about de-stressing the body by way of calming the human psyche and providing it soft, soothing, gentle, musical, flowery and fragrant verbal and imaginary nourishment, i.e. the food and drink of the spirit, concocted by the inspired imaginations of the wonderful poets of Persia. Take time off to relish the literary Manna from Heaven. Bon Appétit!

Rumi's Mystical Design

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Rumi's Mystical Design by Seyed Ghahreman Safavi,Simon Weightman Book Summary:

Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.

The Rumi Daybook

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The Rumi Daybook by Kabir Helminski,Camille Helminski Book Summary:

"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; One of a Million

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Rumi; One of a Million by Simoné Mirulla Book Summary:

The fascinating autobiography of a man living in Libya during the years when oil was discovered there. The work he achieved made a huge contribution to the development and transformation that "black gold" brought to the country. Following the tracks of his journey from one oil refinery to another, the reader travels between Fezzan, Tripolitania, and Cyrenaica. A natural and vunerable landscape of undeniable intensity is revealed upon the pages, as he passes from locust storms of almost biblical proportions to meeting populations such as the Tuareg, who even today are still cloaked in legend. It is a vivid account of the meeting between East and West.