Spiritual Verses by Mevlana Jalaluddin RumiSpiritual Verses by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Spiritual Verses

byMevlana Jalaluddin RumiTranslated byAlan WilliamsIntroduction byAlan Williams

Paperback | August 28, 2007

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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.
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.   ...
Title:Spiritual VersesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.83 × 5.1 × 0.88 inPublished:August 28, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140447911

ISBN - 13:9780140447910

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