Rumi and Sufi Traditionby John A. Moyne
A salient feature of Islamic mysticism, known as sufism, is the notion of a union between an individual and the Divine being. This union, which is an antithesis of alienation, is the most critical problem of humanity. This book explores the concept of mystical union and other major teachings of Julaluddin Rumi, the greatest poet of the Islamic tradition. In addition to offering a translation of his most representative poems, this book examines the view that the ancient, pre-Islamic Indo-Iranian traditions as well as from Helenistic philosophy and culture. That Rumi was well versed in the Greek language is indicated by his Greek poetry, which is translated into English for the first time in this volume.
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