The Book of Rumi (Kobo eBook)

The Book of Rumi By Rumi, Maryam Mafi, Narguess Farzad Cover Image
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“Mafi’s luminous translation brings the Persian poet Rumi’s distinctive and timeless Sufi lessons to a new audience.” —Foreword Reviews

This fresh prose translation of 105 short teaching stories by Rumi, which form the core of the six-volume Masnavi, explores the hidden spiritual aspects of everyday experience. Rumi transforms the seemingly mundane events of daily life into profound Sufi teaching moments. These prose gems transport readers to the world of the ancient mystic.

These stories include popular tales such as “Angel of Death”, “The Sufi and His Cheating Wife”, “Moses and the Shepherd”, “Chickpeas”, and “The Greek and Chinese Painters” as well as the less commonly quoted parables: “The Basket Weaver”, “The Mud Eater”, and “A Sackful of Pebbles”.

Rumi’s voice alternates between playful and authoritative, whether he is telling stories of ordinary lives or inviting the reader to higher levels of introspection. Mafi’s translations delicately reflect the nuances of Rumi’s poetry while retaining the positive tone of all of Rumi’s writings, as well as the sense of suspense and drama that mark the essence of the Masnavi.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781612833583
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Publication Date: October 31st, 2018
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