The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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by Andrew Harvey, Rumi
     
 

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Rumi's
poems are beloved for their touching perceptions of humanity and the Divine.
Here is a rich introduction to the work of the great mystical poet, featuring
leading literary translations of his verse. Translators include Coleman Barks,
Robert Bly, Andrew Harvey, Kabir Helminski, Camille Helminski, Daniel Liebert,
and Peter Lamborn Wilson. To

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Rumi's
poems are beloved for their touching perceptions of humanity and the Divine.
Here is a rich introduction to the work of the great mystical poet, featuring
leading literary translations of his verse. Translators include Coleman Barks,
Robert Bly, Andrew Harvey, Kabir Helminski, Camille Helminski, Daniel Liebert,
and Peter Lamborn Wilson. To display the major themes of Rumi's work, each of
the eighteen chapters in this anthology are arranged topically, such as
"The Inner Work," "The Ego Animal," "Passion for
God," "Praise," and "Purity." Also contained here is a
biography of Rumi by Andrew Harvey, as well as an introductory essay by Kabir
Helminski on the art of translating Rumi's work into English.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834825161
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
685,863
File size:
452 KB

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Sifter
of Dust


Suppose
you know the definitions

of
all substances and their products,

what
good is this to you?

Know
the true definition of yourself.

That
is essential.

Then,
when you know your own definition, flee from it,

that
you may attain to the One who cannot be defined,

O
sifter of the dust.


Meet the Author

Andrew Harvey is the author of Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ and more than thirty other books. He has also published several other collections of Rumi, including The Way of Passion.

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.

Kabir Helminski is the author of Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness and the Essential Self, as well as the translator of numerous books of Sufi literature and especially Rumi. He is the codirector, with his wife, Camille Helminski, of the Threshold Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the knowledge and practice of Sufism. As the publisher of Threshold Books for some twenty years, he was largely responsible for making Rumi the most widely read poet of our time. As a producer and writer of Sufi music, he has gained recognition for numerous recordings, including his own Garden within the Flames. He is a representative of the Mevlevi tradition founded by Jalaluddin Rumi.

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