Signs of the Unseen: Discourses of Rumi

Signs of the Unseen: Discourses of Rumi

by Rumi
     
 

Perhaps no one has combined the qualities of spiritual master and literary genius to a greater extent than Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). It is safe to say that no book within the realm of Islam, with the exception of the Qur'an, has been so venerated as Rumi's Mathnawi.

Here now is a translation of is Fihi ma Fihi, a collection of lectures, discourses, conversations,

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Perhaps no one has combined the qualities of spiritual master and literary genius to a greater extent than Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). It is safe to say that no book within the realm of Islam, with the exception of the Qur'an, has been so venerated as Rumi's Mathnawi.

Here now is a translation of is Fihi ma Fihi, a collection of lectures, discourses, conversations, and comments on various and sundry topics. A sensitive and scholarly translation enriches this ancient wisdom.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mostly we know Rumi from the numinous and increasingly numerous translations of his verses, which bring the 12th-century Sufi's heady teachings to a secular age. Here, however, we have something very different and most welcome: his discourses, lectures, conversations and ruminations on a variety of topics. These 71 prose pieces are an unexpected treat for the Western ear used to his ecstatic poetry. Rumi's talks are filled with the intuitive ``leaps'' characteristic of his poetry. But, more importantly, these texts offer Rumi's thinking on subjects he and his students found important, subjects the modern reader will find fascinating. Thackston has also provided us with one of the most useful and important introductions to the work of Rumi yet published. A book that any student of Rumi or of Sufism in general will find essential. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780939660346
Publisher:
Threshold Books
Publication date:
11/01/1993
Series:
Threshold Sufi Classics Series
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.88(d)

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