Spiritual Verses

Spiritual Verses

The First Book of the Masnavi-ye Ma'navi

Book - 2006
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Begun in 1262 AD, Masnavi-ye Ma 'navi, or 'spiritual couplets', is thought to be the longest single-authored 'mystical? poem ever written. As the spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition, it teaches how to progress to the ultimate goal of the Sufi path - union with God. Jalaloddin Rumi was a poet and a mystic, but he was first a teacher; in these verses he draws the reader into the complexities of human love and separation and explains the path to divine love through the elimination of self-regard and worldly desires. Drawing on diverse sources from bawdy tales and fables to stories of the prophet Mohammed, these verses are brief in expression yet copious in meaning.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2006.
ISBN: 9780140447910
0140447911
Branch Call Number: 891.5511 Jalāl an 33164003493876 nf 21.00 nf 186539 cpy 1 aurora
891.5511 Jalāl
Characteristics: xxxviii, 422 p. --
Additional Contributors: Williams, Alan 1953-

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