Feeling the Shoulder of the Lion: Poetry and Teaching Stories of Rumi by Rumi, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Feeling the Shoulder of the Lion: Poetry and Teaching Stories of Rumi

Feeling the Shoulder of the Lion: Poetry and Teaching Stories of Rumi

by Rumi
     
 

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These selections from Rumi's Mathnawi—a classic of Sufi spiritual literature—express the "lion's roar" of courage, discipline, clarity, and integrity. The lion represents the fierce intensity that recognizes no authority except the highest truth. At the same time, Rumi's lion is full of heart and devotion. Through these poems the reader will

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These selections from Rumi's Mathnawi—a classic of Sufi spiritual literature—express the "lion's roar" of courage, discipline, clarity, and integrity. The lion represents the fierce intensity that recognizes no authority except the highest truth. At the same time, Rumi's lion is full of heart and devotion. Through these poems the reader will explore the qualities that are vital to the spiritual aspirant who seeks to overcome the imprisonment of ego.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834824058
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Series:
Shambhala Publications
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
661 KB

Meet the Author

Jalaluddin Rumi (1207–1273) was not only a poet, mystic, and the founder of a Sufi order, he was a man of profound insight into the nature of human existence and possibly the greatest mystical poet of any age.

Coleman Barks, Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, is Rumi's premier English translator. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

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