Spiritual Verses

Spiritual Verses The spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition in a brilliant new translation The longest single authored mystical poem ever written the Masnavi ye Ma navi or spiritual couplets is the mas

  • Title: Spiritual Verses
  • Author: Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi - مولوی
  • ISBN: 9781101491690
  • Page: 169
  • Format: ebook
  • The spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition in a brilliant new translation The longest single authored mystical poem ever written, the Masnavi ye Ma navi, or spiritual couplets, is the masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition Its author, Jalaloddin Rumi, was a poet and mystic of the highest attainment, but he was first and foremost a spiritual teacher,The spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition in a brilliant new translation The longest single authored mystical poem ever written, the Masnavi ye Ma navi, or spiritual couplets, is the masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition Its author, Jalaloddin Rumi, was a poet and mystic of the highest attainment, but he was first and foremost a spiritual teacher, and his Masnavi is a ladder to the spiritual world, leading the reader to the ultimate goal of the Sufi path union with God Alan Williams s translation into blank verse beautifully conveys the poetry of the original Persian couplets, while his introduction discusses how the modern reader might approach Rumi s writing.

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    1. Simply the best translation of Rumi's first Masnavi in English ever. Must for all poetry lovers. I have both the written book and the narration in audible. I have listened to this book for the fourth time. It is book with both aspects of life, good and the bad. Only you cannot take any sides as both seem to swap sides much like the capricious life in itself. Definitely the listening experience tops the reading one, so download and listen away.

    2. My dad recommended me Rumi’s poetry. This book contains the first volume of the Masnavi, an epic poem on the theme of divine love and living a better life. It has a wonderfully digressive style, which skips back and forth between fables and metaphors. This is going to be a brief review, as I never know what to say about poetry and also I am using a frustratingly slow computer. I found the verses beautiful and relaxing to read before going to sleep at night. There were some wonderful allegories [...]

    3. The one drawback of reading this edition on the Kindle is that the endnotes are not linked to the passages themselves. It would have been extremely helpful, as Williams' notes are very extensive. The book is beautiful, and has some wonderful stories, but also a lot of allusions that were lost on me as I have not read the Koran. I feel that, if I were more well versed in Islamic writings, I would have gotten more out of this. As it stands, I am glad that I read it and experienced it, if only on t [...]

    4. Enormous disclaimer: I know I'm missing a ton of references and a lot of the cultural context this work is situated deeply within. So take this review with a grain of salt. But I had a lot of trouble connecting with it and I think I need to read more about Rumi before I can appreciate Rumi.

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