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Love's Ripening

Rumi on the Heart's Journey
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Paperback Book
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Shambhala
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December, 2010
ISBN:
9781590307595
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$24.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here is more of the thrilling, God-intoxicated verse of the 13th century Sufi saint Jalaluddin Rumi, in translations that combine unsurpassed beauty and accuracy. Helminski and Rezwani’s translations stand out not only for their poetic beauty, but for their faithfulness to the Persian originals (a rare thing among English versions of Rumi), and for the theme around which they are focused: the ripening, or spiritual maturing, of the soul as it grows in love toward God and others.

If all the world is full of thorns,
The lover’s heart would be a bed of roses.

Even if the sphere of stars stops turning,
The world of lovers keeps going on.

Although alone, a lover is never lonely,
Forever with the hidden Beloved.

The lover’s wine spills out of their chests;
They give their love in secret ways.

Love will not be satisfied with a hundred promises,
For those who steal your heart away have so many tricks.

Ride on love and don’t worry about the road!
Because the steed of love has the

smoothest ride.

 

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

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 (12071273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the masters 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 Rumis astonishing encounter with the Divine.Here are more of the thrilling verses of the 13th-century Sufi saint in an heirloom-worthy gift edition. Helminski and Rezwani's translations stand out not only for their unsurpassed poetic beauty, but for their faithfulness to the Persian originals - a rare thing among English versions of Rumi - and for the theme around which they are focused: the ripening, or spiritual maturing, of the soul as it grows in love toward God and others. Now in paper. 204 pp.

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