The Masnavi, Book Three

Paperback | October 31, 2013

byJalal al-Din Rumi

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"Each moment your soul struggles hard with death -Think of your faith as though it's your last breath.Your life is like a purse, and night and dayAre counters of gold coins you've put away"Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi is his masterpiece. Divided into six books and consisting of some 26,000 verses, the poem was designed to convey a message of divine love and unity to the disciples of Rumi's Sufi order, known today as the WhirlingDervishes. Like the earlier books, Book Three interweaves amusing stories with homilies to instruct pupils in understanding of God's meaning. It has a special focus on epistemology, illustrated with narratives that involve the consumption of food. This is the first ever verse translation of Book Three of the Masnavi. It follows the original by presenting Rumi's most mature mystical teachings in simple and attractive rhyming couplets.

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"Each moment your soul struggles hard with death -Think of your faith as though it's your last breath.Your life is like a purse, and night and dayAre counters of gold coins you've put away"Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi is his masterpiece. Divided into six books and consisting of some 26,00...

Jawid Mojaddedi is a native of Afghanistan, and read Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester. He has taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Universities of Manchester and Exeter, and served as an editor o fEncyclopaedia Iranica at the Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University. His most recent publication is Beyon...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:October 31, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199652031

ISBN - 13:9780199652037

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