The Rumi Collection

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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590302514
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/21/2005
  • Series: Shambhala Library
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 487,109
  • Product dimensions: 4.61 (w) x 7.07 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Rumi in English
1 Working with our humanness 1
2 The ego animal 18
3 Awe, naked wonder 26
4 The inner work 40
5 The step into placelessness 51
6 The gift and the giver 65
7 The passion for God 74
8 Signs that speak 83
9 The pearl of the heart 94
10 The yearning 108
11 Praise, glory 118
12 The only one 126
13 Boiling the chickpeas 139
14 The complete human 148
15 Surrender 159
16 Love is the cause 176
17 Mercy 199
18 Purity 218
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