Rumi, Day by Day

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612833179

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Here is a daily companion that provides Rumi’s wisdom and spiritual insight. These poems have been selected on the basis of the poignancy of their message and their relevance to contemporary life. This is timeless wisdom translated for modern readers. It is a guide for meditation and a light switch that you can turn on to make your daily connection with spirit. Use these words as tools to better your life each day, to draw continued guidance, inspiration and spiritual wealth.

A Little Book of Mystical Secrets

Rumi, Shams of Tabriz, and the Path of Ecstasy

Author: Maryam Mafi

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612833578

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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At long last, an accessible little book that focuses on the teachings of Rumi’s teacher and inspiration, Shams of Tabriz. Included in this slim, charming volume is a biographical sketch of the great Sufi teacher and mystic and a new translation of 500 of his core teachings that bring into fresh focus the meaning and mysteries of life and love. There are many books on Rumi and many translations of his works and yet most readers are unaware of how Rumi became a mystic. Shams, an Arabic word that means the sun, was the catalyst that converted the rather resolute and ascetic Rumi, the cleric and teacher, into Rumi, the passionate disciple of the religion of love. He was the agent of the propulsive mystical energy that transformed Rumi the reticent into Rumi the ecstatic poet. Rumi lovers, spiritual seekers, and devotees of the mystical path will meet this little book of wisdom and mystical secrets with enthusiasm. I shall not place you in my heart For you may get hurt by its wounds. I won’t keep you in my eyes For I may belittle you and expose you to the ridicule of common men. I will hide you inside my soul, not in my heart or in my eyes, so that you may become one with my breath.

Mindful Spirituality

The Intentional Cultivation of the Spiritual Life: A Book of Daily Readings

Author: Duncan S. Ferguson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532645589

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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The world, contrary to popular understanding, is not less religious but in many ways more religious than ever. Two issues seem to be emerging in this resurgence. One is the need for a spiritual center that gives integration, a sense of inner peace, ethical guidance, and meaning and direction in life. It is present in most of the world’s great religious traditions and present elsewhere as humans seek to find their way in a confusing, conflicted, and rapidly changing world. Accompanying this quest for a deeper spirituality is the “God question” and a desire to understand the divine in new ways that match a contemporary worldview. This book, Mindful Spirituality, invites the reader to find a thoughtful, credible, and satisfying way to address these two major concerns. While starting within a Christian frame of reference, the book is not exclusive, but ecumenical and interfaith in spirit. It is especially helpful to those with no set spiritual pathway and those disenchanted with traditional approaches that seem out of date and for another era. In a deep and sacred way, it invites the reader to reach upward for a thoughtful way of understanding transcendence, to open inward for a mature and gratifying spirituality, and to expand outward in responsible and loving service.

Rumi on Change by Love and Reason

Author: Fariborz Arbasi

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 149126151X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 158

View: 9632


Rumi's teachings have two essential bases, namely, love and reason. In this book these faculties are explored, and used in conjunction with other, more modern psychological techniques, in order to be strengthened and enhanced. With love we can overcome any obstacles, reach any goals and make any great dreams come true. According to Rumi, the faculty of love has special and effective abilities. Love is an alchemy which brings out our positive talents. Loving is an art and a skill which is capable of being taught. Rumi considers reason in the same way as love, to be the faculty by which we progress on the path to perfection. The specific quality of reason is “foresight". This foresight causes happiness. Reason, not only, is capable of detecting the path and removing the obstacles with foresight, but also is a director of our thoughts and emotions, which manages and makes them organised. It is a guide, whose duty is to control the quality and application of thoughts, emotions and regulate acts, accordingly

Sixty and One Lavender Poems by Kamil Ibn Rumi

Author: Trans., Peter, Ed Smith


ISBN: 0557377765


Page: 90

View: 9862


This astounding find of mystical poetry is a treasure trove of ecstasies, painful glories, and exquisite spiritual union with the Divine.Experience these poems in colloquial English that is yet strongly redolent of exotic Mid-Eastern spices and mystique.Kamil Ibn Rumi is the mystical find of the Century; read him.For anyone along a spiritual path whether 'orthodox' or otherwise, Kamil Ibn Rumi is a guide unwavering and yet vulnerable.Each page is like peering into a forbidden diary, a secret grimoire, dried flowers between scented pages. (90 pages)

Discourses of Rumi

Author: A.J Arberry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113579913X

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Reprint of the 1961 classic study of the discourses of the founder of the order of Whirling Dervishes.

Rumi: Swallowing the Sun

Author: Annette Dumbach

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741200

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Timeless and eternal, the poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi is loved the world over, making him the best selling poet from America to Tajikistan. In this beautifully presented volume of new translations, Franklin D. Lewis draws from the great breadth of his work, in all its varied aspects and voices. Working directly from the original Persian, Lewis brings to this translation not only the latest scholarship in Persian and English, but a deftness and lightness of touch that allows for a profound sensitivity to Rumi’s mystical and philosophical background. Complete with a detailed introduction and notes, this is a perceptive, insightful, and deeply moving collection that will prove inspirational to both keen followers of Rumi’s work and readers discovering the great poet for the first time.

Rumi; One of a Million

Author: Simoné Mirulla

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496986903

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The fascinating autobiography of a man living in Libya during the years when oil was discovered there. The work he achieved made a huge contribution to the development and transformation that "black gold" brought to the country. Following the tracks of his journey from one oil refinery to another, the reader travels between Fezzan, Tripolitania, and Cyrenaica. A natural and vunerable landscape of undeniable intensity is revealed upon the pages, as he passes from locust storms of almost biblical proportions to meeting populations such as the Tuareg, who even today are still cloaked in legend. It is a vivid account of the meeting between East and West.