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5.0 out of 5 stars
the root of the root of the...., 8 Feb 2010
It is easy to read, more flowing than other published translations of the Masnavi I have seen and it is beautifaully written both by the Original author (Rumi) and by the translator. There is something nice which I can not describe in Rumi's Masnavi which soothes the soul when you read it. I genuinely think the Masnavi has the power to help people looking for wisdom. This book has been a revelation for me but I especially enjoy reading it because it is rhythmic poetry (couplets) so it has that song like quality and you do not get so tired reading it, even when you do it over and over again.
I am so glad I bought it, will recommend it to people of heart.