The Rumi Collection

The Rumi Collection


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The Rumi Collection by Rumi

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: 9781590302514
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 06/21/2005
Series: Shambhala Library
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 544,941
Product dimensions: 4.58(w) x 7.01(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Rumi in Englishxviv
1Working with Our Humanness1
2The Ego Animal18
3Awe, Naked Wonder26
4The Inner Work40
5The Step into Placelessness51
6The Gift and the Giver65
7The Passion for God74
8Signs That Speak83
9The Pearl of the Heart94
10The Yearning108
11Praise, Glory118
12The Only One126
13Boiling the Chickpeas139
14The Complete Human148
16Love Is the Cause176
Index of Titles and First Lines255

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