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Rumi: Tales to Live By

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Personal, poignant, and fierce with passion for life and the sacred, Rumi: Tales to Live By will leave you with heart-wrenching gratitude for life’s trials and gifts.

Approaching the final days of his life, the great Sufi mystic Rumi penned down the wisdom he had gained over the years into a spiritual masterpiece known as the Mathnawi. A rich and insightful retelling of his
Paperback, 1, 165 pages
Published August 15th 2017 by Jaico Publishing House
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May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
At this point I guess it is safe to say that I am one of the admirers of Rumi. However, I have not read his work. Ok this may be weird to say… admiring Rumi without having read any of his writings. But books such as this one make it possible. Along with other books I have read such as “The Forty Rules of Love” & “Rumi’s daughter”.
This book is composed of twelve stories from the “Mathnawi”, and each one has a short commentary right after. Though short it is very deep and meaningful, like
Divya Nambiar
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Name of the book: RUMI Tales to Live By
Name of the author: Kamla K. Kapur
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN Number: 978-93-86348-93-7
Genre: Self-help
Price: Rs. 299
Pages: 221

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"How long," Rumi cries to the reader and himself, "will you play at loving the shape of the jug? Leave the shape of the jug, go, go seek the water." Words like these always brought me closer to Rumi and his thoughts.

And to see ‘Rumi’ emblazoned
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Let me start by saying that this book came to me at a perfect time. I was already in a state of introspection and on ‘The Way’. Obviously I was quite delighted by its contents. If it was just for Rumi’s stories from the Mathnawi, i would have rated it 5/5.

The author’s commentary after each story was at times, enlightening but also at times, unprofessional. There’s a part where she calls Rumi an ‘annoying misogynist’ which was quite baffling for me to grasp. Maybe she could have gone without the
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Wow didn't expect this book to be so deep and gripping. Rumi's stories although bring simple carry a complex meaning and a hidden guidance in them. The book takes you on a journey related to Suffering, Prayers & Surrender via 12 short stories by Rumi. In addition to some great commentary by the author which I really enjoyed and were insightful. A must read for everyone.
Vinodh Menon
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rumi will is one of the greatest philosophers ever! He transcends both religion and culture, and the universality of his words, makes his teachings relevant and applicable across the globe.
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Kamla K. Kapur (aka Kamal Kapur) was born and raised in India, and is a citizen of the United States. She got her Bachelor's in English Honors from India, and her Masters' Degree in literature from Kent State University, Ohio,USA. She also took classes in creative writing from the University of Iowa, and the University of California in San Diego. During her time in the USA, many of her poems were ...more
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