- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061792098
- ISBN-13: 978-0061792090
- Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14 x 3.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,033,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Essential Rumi; New Expanded Edition Hardcover – 1 Jan 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
are wonderful. Rumi's poems have totally changed
my life. I could write volumes... but I will simply
say BUY THIS BOOK and READ IT CAREFULLY!!
book this year, please do yourself a favor and
make it "The Essential Rumi." Rumi is for
Americans who think that Islam is all about harems
and terrorists. A sultry serenade to God, Rumi's
poetry explodes in the soul with a beautiful force
that tears down the wall between the individual
and the Divine. Jelaluddin Rumi was a 13th
Century Sufi mystic, the founder of the so-called
"whirling dervishes", whose inner exploration
allowed him to attain a rare level of enlightenment
and connection with God. His poems resonate with
truth and wisdom so earnest that it is impossible
not to be swept away on a tide of pure spiritual
longing and fulfillment. This is a book for
anyone who loves poetry, religion, God, or love.
And if you don't love these things now, you will
by the time you finish "The Essential Rumi."
Shams of Tabriz makes a few appearances in the writings of Eckankar, as well as in this book, and filled me with excitement as my eye fell upon his name. For those interested in the Light and Sound of God, check out this site: [...]
My congratulations and thanks go out to Coleman Barks as well, for capturing the lyric magic and the musical spirituality that fills Rumi's works. Thank you, and my congratulations on a job well done.
The contents of the poems are diverse, sometimes short poems, sometimes long ones, and sometimes short stories.
How do you speak of the unspeakable? How do you speak of what is endless, infinitely encompassing and infinitely close?
Knowing the gate of inspiration words remain fresh and spirited. Love and devotion shift the limits of what can be said.
Rumi's power and clarity comes regularly right out of the page, full in your face.
Rumi writes in the tradition of Sufism, and this (both Sufism and Rumi's poems) is much more universal and accessible than you might expect.
If you do not take care, it will open your heart.
A very inspiring book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book itself is excellent, however, the state of the book, the cover and the pages is not so good. Read morePublished on 11 April 2015 by Lene Frandsen