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Spiritual Verses

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 464 Nombre de pages
Begun in 1262 AD, Masnavi-ye Ma 'navi, or 'spiritual couplets', is thought to be the longest single-authored 'mystical' poem ever ... Lire la suite
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Begun in 1262 AD, Masnavi-ye Ma 'navi, or 'spiritual couplets', is thought to be the longest single-authored 'mystical' poem ever written. As the spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition, it teaches how to progress to the ultimate goal of the Sufi path - union with God. Jalaloddin Rumi was a poet and a mystic, but he was first a teacher; in these verses he draws the reader into the complexities of human love and separation and explains the path to divine love through the elimination of self-regard and worldly desires. Drawing on diverse sources from bawdy tales and fables to stories of the prophet Mohammed, these verses are brief in expression yet copious in meaning.

Auteur

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.

Alan Williams is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Religion at the University of Manchester.



Texte du rabat

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.



Résumé
Teaches how to progress to the ultimate goal of the Sufi path - union with God. These verses draw readers into the complexities of human love and separation and explain the path to divine love through the elimination of self-regard and worldly desires.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Spiritual Verses
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780140447910
ISBN: 978-0-14-044791-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Penguin Books
Genre: Religion et théologie
nombre de pages: 464
Poids: 318g
Taille: H198mm x B135mm x T21mm
Année: 2007