The Rubais of Rumi
Insane with Love
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|Format:||Paperback, 224 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 23 August 2007|
Rumi is well known for the over 44, 000 verses that appear in a 23-volume collection called the Divan-I Kebir. Yet Rumi, also, composed 1,700 rubais, short aphorisms and observations, whose depth and message belie their brevity.The form of rubais first became well known through the 11th century collection The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. But, unlike Khayyam, who, like most poets, would sit and carefully craft each word, Rumi would compose and speak his poems through the spontaneous language of poetry that poured from his lips as he travelled the streets of Konya, Anatolia (present-day Turkey). Very few of Rumi's rubais have been translated into any languages of the Western world. Now, Nevit O. Ergin, the translator of the complete Divan-I Kebir, and Will Johnson present here 233 of the most evocative of Rumi's 1,700 rubais.Rumi's poetry expresses profound and complex truths in beautiful yet simple language. He reveals that by going deep into the interior of your heart and soul, we can arrive at a place in which we once again merge and connect with the divine. This mystical quest, Rumi contends, is the birthright of us all. Anything less than a complete dissolving into the world of divine union will not provide the satisfaction and peace that we all seek. The simple, yet profound spiritual truths and visions contained in THE RUBAIS OF RUMI lead the way to the path of reconnection to the direct energies of God.Presents the first of the most evocative of Rumi's 1,700 rubais
About the Author
Nevit O. Ergin is the original English translator of the complete Divan-i Kebir and is the coauthor, with Will Johnson, of The Forbidden Rumi. He lives in California. Will Johnson is the author of The Sailfish and the Sacred Mountain, Yoga of the Mahamudra, and the award-winning Rumi: Gazing at the Beloved. He lives in British Columbia.
"Thanks to these translations and commentary, this work of such beauty and depth, has become accessible and understandable to the modern world. . . . These rubais, perused even at random, evoke deep emotions and contemplation, arousing awareness of pre-existing, simple truths of life, leading to unification with the Divine."--Sheela Bhojwani, "East and West Series", Vol. 50, No. 3, March 08
|Publisher: ||Inner Traditions Bear and Company|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.40 kg)|