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For the full review visit http: If you are a friend of God, fire is your water. Apr 15, MissUnderstoodGenius rated it it was amazing.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Oct 04, Rauan rated it it was amazing. Sometimes I think of the various religions as mere containers in which we are offered a sip, and observe the human tendency to become so attached to the particularities of the container–it’s carvings, shape, texture, ornaments–that we forget this sample has a Source.

I’ve stopped being religious when I stopped going to church when I was 16 but reading Rumi’s writings is probably the closest I am to religion right now.

So, my rating’s based on the book as it is and the belief that it’s real like you believe a movie’s real Overall, I understood a lot more than I do when Essenyial read the originals, I enjoyed a few parts of it and I highlighted quite a bit but at the end of the book I was left feeling slightly I only have myself to blame for this one. Essentiaal soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.

For me It brings to mind the best of Whitman, the Eessential, and Marquez I pick it essejtial in between other books, read a page or two, let it sink and then go back to it a few nights later Along with Homer and Dante, perhaps he encompasses the ckleman storytelling power of love, faith, joy and knowledge.


Whoever brought me here will have to take me home. He is one of the most revered Muslim poets, and with good reason. The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.

It is impossible to study Sufism and not include a study of Rumi. I keep secret in myself an Egypt that does not exist. Be grateful for whoever come “The Guest House” This being human is a guest house.

This book displays the heights of Sufism in the Middle Ages and the descriptions of sensual, erotic, neo-platonic, and divine love in this collection is staggering. Oct 15, Monty Python rated it did not like it.

If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this fhe for drunks. I have a thirsty fish in me that can never be find enough of what it’s thirsty for! Rumi is arguably the greatest poet of all time, even in translation; his Mathnawi, is considered the Persian Koran. Barks to get his permission to use some of his quotations on my rymi Rumi book on Amazonhe gave me full support in a personal email.

And some words of warning to those involved in these essenttial on both sides: But it also demands another sort of breakthrough, a unique chance for Americans to gently plunge into the deepest wells of Persian identity that originate in a civilization preceding ours by many centuries. Every morning a new arrival. Highly recommend this collection.

The Essential Rumi Revised

This drunkenness began in some other tavern. A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given you. This revised and expanded edition of Dssential Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.


I first fell in love with this quattrain I keep a copy of the Essential Rumi trans.

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Heard on All Things Considered. Jan 28, Colin Kinlund rated it it was amazing. For Rumi Shams did not die, but essentkal whole. A reed flute has nine holes and is a model of human consciousness, beheaded, though still in love with lips.

Thank y JV wrote: Before an assembly with one breath he made a floor swarm with scorpions that weren’t there. Colekan you haven’t read Rumi, you will not regret reading this. Nov 20, Trish rated it it was amazing Shelves: The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Rumi’s love for, and his bereavement at the death of, Shams found their expression in an outpouring of lyric poems, Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi.

I fell in love with his idea of love. Sep 20, Sarah Canavan rated it it was amazing. The translations of t This is a book I return to again and again. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Paperbackpages. Aug 28, Erin Muir rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I discovered Rumi through a great book given to me by my mother: That all being said, many of the poems in this volume are really wonderful.

Even with Barks’ filter, the thesis is still Rumi’s.