The Illustrated Rumi: A Treasury of Wisdom from the Poet of the Soul

The Illustrated Rumi: A Treasury of Wisdom from the Poet of the Soul Author Philip Dunn
ISBN-10 0060620188
ISBN-13 9780060620189
Year 2010-12-21
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher HarperOne
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The bestselling poet in America today thirteenth century Sufi mystic Jalalu ddin Rumi has inspired and enlightened thousands with his playful passionate work celebrating the sacred in everyday life Now the spiritual wealth of Rumi s stories and poetry in translation are accompanied by rare and wonderful art in the Sufi tradition This fresh rendering brings new life to these incomparable parables which have transcended time place culture and religion to speak directly to the hearts and souls of contemporary readers With a foreword by Huston Smith these selections of the inimitable mystic s prose and poetry have been taken from all of the master s works Each parable such as The King and the Handmaiden The Grocer and the Parrot The Ugly Old Woman and The Man Who Was Always Being Swindled is related as Rumi might have presented it to his fascinated audiences as he whirled in meditation and trance But each story also has a spiritual message a holy essence that applies across all faiths uttered from the heart of Islam Each of these messages is provided here in a modern rendering that keeps the flavor of this unique period of history of culture and of inspired passionate beauty

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