Teachings of Rumi

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Jelalludin-Rumi-(1207-1273)-led-the-quiet-life-of-an-Islamic-teacher-in-the-central-Anatolia-(modern-Turkey)-until-the-age-of-thirty-seven,-when-he-met-a-wandering-dervish-named-Shams-Tabriz—through-whom-he-encountered-the-Divine-Presence-in-a-way-that-utterly-transformed-him.-The-result-of-this-epiphany-was-the-greatest-body-of-mystical-poetry-the-world-has-ever-seen,-and-the-establishment-of-a-spiritual-movement-that-would-eventually-stretch-from-Africa-to-China,-enduring-to-our-own-day.

Jelalludin-Rumi-(1207-1273)-led-the-quiet-life-of-an-Islamic-teacher-in-the-central-Anatolia-(modern-Turkey)-until-the-age-of-thirty-seven,-when-he-met-a-wandering-dervish-named-Shams-Tabriz—through-whom-he-encountered-the-Divine-Presence-in-a-way-that-utterly-transformed-him.-The-result-of-this-epiphany-was-the-greatest-body-of-mystical-poetry-the-world-has-ever-seen,-and-the-establishment-of-a-spiritual-movement-that-would-eventually-stretch-from-Africa-to-China,-enduring-to-our-own-day.

This-collection-of-versions-of-Rumi-by-Andrew-Harvey-contains-some-of-the-master’s-most-luminous-verse,-along-with-selections-from-his-lesser-read-prose-works,-with-the-aim-of-presenting-a-balanced-view-of-his-teaching-that-includes-both-the-high-flying-love-of-God-and-the-rigorous-path-of-discipline-essential-for-those-who-seek-it.

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