18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 29 May 1999
Rumi's sense of divine Love as the essence of one's own being, shines resplendently through almost every poem in this collection. He seems to say that looking for life outside this sense is somewhat like to trying follow footsteps through the sand as they dissolve in the waves in front of you.
This "lover" must be seen within spiritual consciousness; must be felt in the warmth and security of the perfection of the Divine. Rumi must be interpreted metaphysically, yet speaks to the everyday experience. Drink in the spiritual wine!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 20 May 1998
Fereydoun Kia's translation of these beautiful poems elicits the very essence of the divinity of love. The intimacy and passion displayed should kindle the warmth of a knowing blush from lover and beloved alike. Enlightened, inspired, Divine!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 2 February 2010
what can i say, i bought the CD of this book recitations by well known people and deepak himself. i just love Rumi ot speaks on many levels. my only regret is that i cannot read farsi and would love to read rumi in the original language. all i can say is get the book and read the words aloud and never in your head to feel the full effect .................
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 1998
These Rumi translation are open and welcoming. They are not just for lovers. Rumi speaks of self-love, and platonic love. These sensual poems are not so concrete that they are difficult to interpret. Read them to a lover and watch them blush and smile. See in their eyes a hint of recognition. After all poetry is a brilliant way to make love!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 15 April 1998
When you read this book seperately from Rumi's life and thought you can think that he talks about love between men and women. But he is not talking about humanly love, he is talking about spiritual love; love to God and to things created by God. So, one must read these poems by keeping this in mind. Then s/he will begin to look at world with a different eye.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 July 2012
I give it as gifts all the time and people love them.
Rumi is the king of words - Deepack Chopra is the
king of modern spirituallity, great combination.