Spiritual Verses

Spiritual Verses


Introduction by: Alan Williams
Translator: Alan Williams
Noted by: Alan Williams

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140447910
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Begun in 1262 AD, Masnavi-ye Ma ‘navi, or ‘spiritual couplets’, is thought to be the longest single-authored ‘mystical’ poem ever written. As the spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition, it teaches how to progress to the ultimate goal of the Sufi path – union with God. Jalaloddin Rumi was a poet and a mystic, but he was first a teacher; in these verses he draws the reader into the complexities of human love and separation and explains the path to divine love through the elimination of self-regard and worldly desires. Drawing on diverse sources from bawdy tales and fables to stories of the prophet Mohammed, these verses are brief in expression yet copious in meaning.
Spiritual Verses

Spiritual Verses

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Introduction by: Alan Williams, Translator: Alan Williams, Noted by: Alan Williams

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