Selected Poems of Rumi

Selected Poems of Rumi

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In recent years the stirring, unforgettable poetry of Jalālu'l-Dīn Rūmī (1207-1273), the great Sūfi teacher and the greatest mystical poet of Iran, has gained tremendous popularity in the western world. Although he died over 700 years ago, his poetry is timeless. In the best modern translations, the passion and playfulness of his words reach across the ages to communicate themselves to people today with an undiluted fervor and excitement.
Rūmī produced an enormous body of work -- as many as 2,500 mystical odes, 25,000 rhyming couplets, and 1,600 quatrains -- some of it instructional, some personal and emotional, much of it sublimely beautiful. The present volume includes over 100 of his finest lyrics, including The Marriage of True Minds, The Children of Light, The Man who Looked Back on his way to Hell, The Ascending Soul, The Pear-Tree of Illusion, The Riddles of God, and many more.
In some of these poems, says A. J. Arberry in the Introduction, the mystic's passion is so exuberant, his imagination so overflowing, that we catch glimpses of the very madness of Divine experience.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 131 x 209 x 7.37mm | 86.18g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0
  • 048641583X
  • 9780486415833
  • 2,211

Table of contents

The Song of the Reed
Remembered Music
Love in Absence
"The Marriage of True Minds"
"A Sleep and a Forgetting"
The Grief of the Dead
The Unregenerate
The Burden of Existence
The Spirit of the Saints
The Children of light
"Love, the Hierophant"
The Love of Woman
Divine Beauty
"I Turn Toward Thee"
The Truth within Us
Mystics Know
Asleep to the World
The Faithful are One Soul
The Ladder to Heaven
The True Sufi
Nothing Venture Nothing Win
The Man who Looked Back on his way to Hell
Spiritual Churning
The Blind Follower
The Birds of Solomon
The Carnal Soul
The Beauty of Death
A Prayer for Good Behavior
Communion with the Saints
The Man who fled from Azrael
"Omnes Eodem Cogimur"
Faith and Works
"No Monkery in Islam"
Do not Travel Alone
Fine Feathers
The Treasure-Seeker
The Mystic Way
The Sceptic
The Evil in Ourselves
The Hierarchy of Saints
The Spiritual Guide
The Uses of Tribulation
"The Spirit Helpeth our Infirmity"
Unseen Miracles
The Reward of the Righteous
The Saint's Vision of Eternity
Beware of Hurting the Saint
The Disinterested Cadi
Good Words
"Here am I"
The Soul of Prayer
"The Friend who said "I"
God Beyond Praise
Knowledge is Power
Our Real Names
Immediate Knowledge
Tradition and Intuition
Feeling and Thinking
Mystical Perception
Love and Fear
The Ascending Soul
The Negative Way
The Spirit of the Universe
The Absolute
Fons Vitae
The Purpose of Creation
Divine Providence
The Divine Factory
The World of Time
Reality and Appearance
God in Nature
Amor Agitat Molem
Universal Love
Man the Macrocosm
The Perfect Man
The Witness to God
The Mediator
Asceticism and Gnosis
"Die before Death"
Mystical Death and Burial
Unity of Spirit
Creations of Phantasy
The Magic of Love
Phenomena the Bridge to Reality
The Pear-Tree of Illusion
Cosmic Consciousness
The Universal Spirit revealed in Prophets and Saints
The Standard-Bearers of Divine Revelation
The Mystery of Evil
The Law and The Truth
The Complete Artist
The Necessary Foil
The Relativity of Evil
Th Soul of Goodness in Things Evil
The Unseen Power
Moral Responsibility
"Whatsoever God Wills shall come to Pass"
Predestination of Free-Will
The Wine of Love
The Riddles of God
The Apology of Iblis
Love and Logic
The One True Light
The Twelve Gospels
The Shepherd's Prayer
A Rebuke to Bigots
Religious Controversy
The Doctrine of Reserve
The Unitive State
The Life Everlasting
Does Personality Survive?
The Soul of the World
The God-Man
The Spiritual Ascension
The Progress of Man
"Ripeness is All"
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About Jelaludin Rumi

One of the world's most revered mystic poets, Rumi (1207-73) is also known as "the Sufi poet of love." His inspiring devotional poetry, although rooted in Sufi and Qur'anic teachings, transcends religions and social divisions.
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