Rowdy, ecstatic, and sometimes stern, these parables reveal new and very human properties in Rumi's vision. Included here are the notorious "Latin Parts" that Reynold Nicholson felt were too unseemly to appear in English in his 1920s translation. For Rumi, anything that human beings do--however compulsive or ludicrous--affords a glimpse of the inner life.
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This book is delightful! I have friends who can quote Rumi, and his wisdom. And I am grateful for that, because reading Rumi does not touch me as others do. And they give me the gift of his wisdom. Yet is book is a treasure! The Sacred and Profane. The unification of the best and worst in humans and the pure acceptance of these is the incredible gift in this book. *Some will find this book offensive. The language is not for the timid, faint of heart or easily offended. Yet, to embrace all of life, to accept, to find every moment a possibility .... this is the gift of these writings. It is a book about the roughness, the sandpaper that smooths the soul.