The Rumi Collection

The Rumi Collection

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Overview

Rumi's poems are beloved for their touching perceptions of humanity and the Divine. Here is a rich introduction to the work of the great mystical poet, featuring leading literary translations of his verse. Translators include Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Andrew Harvey, Kabir Helminski, Camille Helminski, Daniel Liebert, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. To display the major themes of Rumi's work, each of the eighteen chapters in this anthology are arranged topically, such as "The Inner Work," "The Ego Animal," "Passion for God," "Praise," and "Purity." Also contained here is a biography of Rumi by Andrew Harvey, as well as an introductory essay by Kabir Helminski on the art of translating Rumi's work into English.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780834825161
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 06/21/2005
Series: Shambhala Library
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 572,065
File size: 452 KB

About the Author

Jalaluddin Rumi (1207–1273) was not only a poet, mystic, and the founder of a Sufi order, he was a man of profound insight into the nature of human existence and possibly the greatest mystical poet of any age.

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Sifter
of Dust


Suppose
you know the definitions

of
all substances and their products,

what
good is this to you?

Know
the true definition of yourself.

That
is essential.

Then,
when you know your own definition, flee from it,

that
you may attain to the One who cannot be defined,

O
sifter of the dust.


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