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Feeling the Shoulder of the Lion: Poetry and Teaching Stories of Rumi
     

Feeling the Shoulder of the Lion: Poetry and Teaching Stories of Rumi

by Rumi, Coleman Barks (Translator)
 

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     These selections from Rumi's Mathnawi – a classic of Sufi spiritual literature – express the "lion's roar" of courage, discipline, clarity, and integrity. The lion represents the fierce intensity that recognizes no authority except the highest truth. At the same time, Rumi's lion is full of heart and devotion.

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     These selections from Rumi's Mathnawi – a classic of Sufi spiritual literature – express the "lion's roar" of courage, discipline, clarity, and integrity. The lion represents the fierce intensity that recognizes no authority except the highest truth. At the same time, Rumi's lion is full of heart and devotion. Through these poems the reader will explore the qualities that are vital to the spiritual aspirant who seeks to overcome the imprisonment of ego.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780939660377
Publisher:
Threshold Books
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

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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