Spiritual Verses

Paperback | August 28, 2007

byMevlana Jalaluddin RumiTranslated byAlan WilliamsIntroduction byAlan Williams

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The spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition in a brilliant new translation

The longest single-authored "mystical" poem ever written, the Masnavi-ye Ma'navi, or "spiritual couplets," is the masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition. Its author, Jalaloddin Rumi, was a poet and mystic of the highest attainment, but he was first and foremost a spiritual teacher, and his Masnavi is a ladder to the spiritual world, leading the reader to the ultimate goal of the Sufi path-union with God. Alan Williams's translation into blank verse beautifully conveys the poetry of the original Persian couplets, while his introduction discusses how the modern reader might approach Rumi's writing.

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The spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition in a brilliant new translation The longest single-authored "mystical" poem ever written, the Masnavi-ye Ma'navi, or "spiritual couplets," is the masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition. Its author, Jalaloddin Rumi, was a poet and mystic of the highest attainment, but he was firs...

Called 'Jelaluddin Balkhi' by the Persians and Afghans, Rumi was born on September 30, 1207, in Balkh, Afghanistan, then a part of the Persian Empire. He was the greatest mystical poet of Persia, famous for his didactic epic Masnavi-ye Ma'navi (Spiritual Couplets), a treasure-house of Sufi mysticism. Rumi died on December 17, 1273.   ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.8 × 5.12 × 0.83 inPublished:August 28, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140447911

ISBN - 13:9780140447910

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