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    Love's Ripening: Rumi on the Heart's Journey (Hardback) By (author) Kabir Helminski, By (author) Ahmad Rezwani


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    Description"Although alone, the lover is never lonely, " "Forever hidden with the Beloved." Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207-1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the master's many volumes of work, focus on one of his greatest themes: how love grows and matures for those on the spiritual path. Kabir Helminski and Ahmad Rezwani have crafted a translation that remains faithful to the original Persian while giving eloquent expression to the joy of Rumi's astonishing encounter with the Divine. As our love moves on to ever more refined and exalted objects, Rumi declares, the distinction between lover and Beloved becomes irrelevant--and wonderfully so: "There is no Love greater than Love with no object, " "For then you, yourself, have become Love itself."

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    Love's Ripening
    Rumi on the Heart's Journey
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kabir Helminski, By (author) Ahmad Rezwani
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 183 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9781590305324
    ISBN 10: 1590305329

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
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    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2BXF
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC22: 891.5511
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90, 35
    B&T Approval Code: A23303000
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    DC22: 891/.5511
    B&T Approval Code: A24560000
    BISAC V2.8: REL090000, POE013000, POE008000
    LC classification: PK6480.E5 R49 2008
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    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    16 December 2008
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    Jalaluddin Rumi (1207–1273) was not only a poet, mystic, and the founder of a Sufi order, he was a man of profound insight into the nature of human existence and possibly the greatest mystical poet of any age.
    Review quote
    ""Love's Ripening" speaks to the soul the way mystical poetry was meant to--as a messenger between the realms of heaven and earth. Rumi's passion for the Divine lives on in the pages of this exquisite book that will no doubt engage each reader in the blissful experience of mystical reflection with the Sacred."--Caroline Myss, author of "Anatomy of the Spirit" and "Entering the Castle" "Indeed love ripens the soul, and the ripening of the soul leads to the realization of love. This central message of Rumi, that comparable troubadour of love, is reflected with great care, devotion, authenticity, and yes, love in this book. There are now many translations of Rumi's poems in English, of various qualities. And yet, deposit all works in print on this subject, and it is certain that this book will stand out among them, marked as it is with existential participation in the spiritual universe of the supreme master of Persian Sufi poetry."--Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University, author of "Man and Nature" and "The Garden of Truth"