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Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207–1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the master’s many volumes of work, focus on one of his greatest themes: how love grows and matures for those on the ...more
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Published December 28th 2010 by Shambhala (first published December 2nd 2008)
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Zalome
Feb 29, 2012 Zalome rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
amazing descriptions of god and true pure love. beautiful.
Abbi Dion
Sep 04, 2012 Abbi Dion rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Find a way to your innermost secret.
Let no other perception distract you.

You, yourself, possess the elixir,
so rub it into your skin,

and by this alchemy
your inner enemies will become friends.

And as you are made beautiful,
the Beautiful One will become your own,
the intimate of your once lonely spirit.

Mathnawi VI, 3095-3097
MizzSandie
My 2 main problems with this was

1) it was too religious

2) it got sort of repetitive

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The thing is that organized religion tends to stir this aversion in me. This might seem odd, as I am a believer myself, not an atheist, but there seems to be a world of difference between the God/Goddes/Power/Source (I have many names for it) that I believe in, and the God(s) of traditional religions like Christianity, Judaism and Islam (that I know of).
I just dont believe in a god who hands out rewards and puni
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Dylan
Mar 03, 2016 Dylan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just not my cup of tea. It was a gift from someone, so not something I would have normally picked up otherwise.
Violet Valerie
Wonderfully insightful and soulful. Filled with metaphors of love that only life itself can manifest as pure truths.
Jon Tupper
Jan 17, 2013 Jon Tupper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This edition of Jalludin Rumi's thought and love is something I rely on. His mysticism moves me away from the world of black and white on the one hand and the world of ever increasing speed of supposed information transfer and communication which I find can be confusing and disheartening. Rumi appeals to me because I can imagine a long ago much different culture and feel the values pouring through time.
Dan
Dec 18, 2012 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love Rumi already, this is an excellent translation. If sometimes you are overwhelmed by the high-minded spirituality of Rumi,this book will show you the earthly beauty of his poetry. Beautifully poignant and eternally relevant to the world of now and to the world of becoming.
Seema
Mar 28, 2014 Seema rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Total bliss, beautiful translations!
Amelia
Sep 21, 2012 Amelia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I would have liked this a lot more if it had been less religious.
Michelle Peters
Feb 26, 2012 Michelle Peters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Will come back to these poems time and time again...

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Another beautiful book!
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Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (Persian: مولانا جلال الدین محمد رومی), also known as Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Balḫī (Persian: محمد بلخى) or Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi, but known to the English-speaking world simply as Rumi , was a 13th century Persian (Tādjīk) poet, Islamic jurist, and theologian. Rumi is a descriptive name meaning "the Roman" since he lived most pa
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