The Book of Rumi: 105 Stories and Fables that Illumine, Delight, and Inform

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Philip-Pullman,-author-of-‘His-Dark-Materials’-trilogy,-has-remarked-that-“after-nourishment,-shelter,-and-companionship,-stories-are-the-thing-we-need-most-in-the-world.”-This-new-collection-of-Rumi-stories-fills-that-need.

Philip-Pullman,-author-of-‘His-Dark-Materials’-trilogy,-has-remarked-that-“after-nourishment,-shelter,-and-companionship,-stories-are-the-thing-we-need-most-in-the-world.”-This-new-collection-of-Rumi-stories-fills-that-need.

This-fresh-prose-translation-of-105-short-teaching-stories-by-Rumi,-which-form-the-core-of-the-six-volume-Masnavi,-explores-the-hidden-spiritual-aspects-of-everyday-experience.-Rumi-transforms-the-seemingly-mundane-events-of-daily-life-into-profound-Sufi-teaching-moments.-These-prose-gems-open-the-mystical-portal-to-the-world-of-the-ancient-mystic.

These-stories-include-well-known-and-popular-tales-such-as-“Angel-of-Death,”-“The-Sufi-and-His-Cheating-Wife,”-“Moses-and-the-Shepherd,”-“Chickpeas,”-and-“The-Greek-and-Chinese-Painters”-as-well-as-the-less-commonly-quoted-parables:-“The-Basket-Weaver,”-“The-Mud-Eater,”-and-“A-Sackful-of-Pebbles.”

Rumi’s-voice-alternates-between-playful-and-authoritative,-whether-he-is-telling-stories-of-ordinary-lives-or-inviting-the-discerning-reader-to-higher-levels-of-introspection-and-attainment-of-transcendent-values.-Mafi’s-translations-delicately-reflect-the-nuances-of-Rumi’s-poetry-while-retaining-the-positive-tone-of-all-of-Rumi’s-writings,-as-well-as-the-sense-of-suspense-and-drama-that-mark-the-essence-of-the-Masnavi.

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