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The Illustrated Rumi : A Treasury of Wisdom from the Poet of the Soul

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"One could live a complete life based on the wondrous words of Rumi. But add images and story, and you have more than enough for a lifetime, an overabundance...an excess of wisdom, beauty, and pleasure. This book will be one of the few I take wherever I go." -Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Original SelfThis richly illustrated collection delivers a fresh and inspiring way to read Rumi's most intimate poems of love, rage, sadness, joy, and longing. No other edition of Rumi's poetry combines his singularly passionate words with authentic, rare, and wonderful Sufi and Islamic art. Readers moved by Sappho, Hafiz, Rilke, or by Coleman Barks' translations of Rumi will relish the beautiful imagery and new translations in this unique volume of some of the finest works by "the most popular poet in America" (Time magazine).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 198.12 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 884.5g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperOne
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0060620188
  • 9780060620189
  • 96,950

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The bestselling poet in America today, thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Jalalu'ddin Rumi has inspired and enlightened thousands with his playful, passionate work celebrating the sacred in everyday life. Now the spiritual wealth of Rumi's stories and poetry in translation are accompanied by rare and wonderful art in the Sufi tradition. This fresh rendering brings new life to these incomparable parables, which have transcended time, place, culture, and religion to speak directly to the hearts and souls of contemporary readers. With a foreword by Huston Smith, these selections of the inimitable mystic's prose and poetry have been taken from all of the master's works. Each parable, such as The King and the Handmaiden, The Grocer and the Parrot, The Ugly Old Woman, and The Man Who Was Always Being Swindled, is related as Rumi might have presented it to his fascinated audiences, as he whirled in meditation and trance. But each story also has a spiritual message, a holy essence that applies across all faiths, uttered from the heart of Islam. Each of these messages is provided here in a modern rendering that keeps the flavor of this unique period of history, of culture, and of inspired, passionate beauty.show more

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"This treasury of wisdom will bring you ecstatic spiritual insights and a profound understanding of yourself and theworld. Keep it by your bedside and read a little bit every day. Enjoy each parable and each verse as you would a gourmet menu." -- Dr. Deepak Chopra "...exquisitely designed volume... Perhaps the most commendable aspect of The Illustrated Rumi is the Islamic art that provides a luxuriant context for the parables and poems. These designs and plates reveal the truth of the statement from Muslim tradition: `God is beautiful and He loves beauty.'" -- Spirituality&Practiceshow more

About Philip Dunn

Philip Dunn and Manuela Dunn Mascetti, the translators, have created many bestselling volumes, including Huston Smith's The Illustrated World's Religions, Stephen Hawking's The Illustrated Brief History of Time, and Thomas Moore's The Illustrated Care of the Soul, plus their own works, which include The Buddha in a Box, Kama Sutra: The Rules of Love and Erotic Practice, Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles, and many more. Manuela Dunn Mascetti and Philip Dunn have created and authored many bestselling volumes, including Huston Smith's Illustrated World's Religions, Professor Stephen Hawking's The Illustrated A Brief History of Time, Thomas Moore's The Illustrated Care of the Soul, plus their own works, which include The Buddha Box, Kama Sutra: The Erotic Art of Love, Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles, and many more.show more

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