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The Pocket Rumi

Paperback Book
August, 2017
$14.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The renowned Persian Sufi mystic Mevlâna Jalâluddin Rumi (1207–1273) is one of the most widely read poets in the world today. His compassionate insight into the nature of human existence, his joyful humor, his deep wisdom, and. Selected his ecstatic songs of divine union have endeared him to readers for more than seven hundred years from his most-loved works, this book contains the very best of Rumi's poetry in superb translation. By turns soaring, inspiring, lyrical, entertaining, and always full of profound guidance, Rumi’s transcendent words penetrate to the very depths of one’s heart, offering eloquent expression for what lies there.

Here Rumi appears in a lovely Shambhala Pocket edition, edited by Sufi teacher Kabir Helminski, author of The Knowing Heart.

Rumi penetrated to the heart of Reality and returned with the fragrance and flavor of Truth. Not only is he one of the greatest literary geniuses, but, perhaps more importantly, he also addresses the most important subject that can be addressed: the human being’s relationship with the Divine, with Truth itself. While entertaining, inspiring, informing, and subtly guiding us, Rumi’s words touch us at the level where we most need to be touched: the very depths of our hearts.

The Pocket Rumi includes jeweler’s-eye selections from the Rubaiyat, Ghazels, and selections from the Mathnawi. “I know nothing better than gratitude…”

Publisher’s Description: 

A redesigned collection of the master's work in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition.

The cry of the soul in love with God has never been more eloquently expressed than by the great Persian Sufi master Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). Readers have thrilled to his ecstatic songs of divine union for more than eight hundred years. Now, here is the collection of the best of Rumi's poetry reissued as part of a new series with Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, H.H. the Dalai Lama, and many more.

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