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Love's Ripening: Rumi on the Heart's Journey

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Publisher Comments:

Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207–1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the master's many volumes of work, focus on one of his greatest themes: how love grows and matures for those on the spiritual path. Kabir Helminski and Ahmad Rezwani have crafted a translation that remains faithful to the original Persian while giving eloquent expression to the joy of Rumi's astonishing encounter with the Divine. As our love moves on to ever more refined and exalted objects, Rumi declares, the distinction between lover and Beloved becomes irrelevant — and wonderfully so:

There is no Love greater than Love with no object,
For then you, yourself, have become Love itself.

Review:

"Love's Ripening speaks to the soul the way mystical poetry was meant to — as a messenger between the realms of heaven and earth. Rumi's passion for the Divine lives on in the pages of this exquisite book that will no doubt engage each reader in the blissful experience of mystical reflection with the Sacred.” Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Entering the Castle

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.

Kabir Helminski is the author of Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness and the Essential Self, as well as the translator of numerous books of Sufi literature and especially Rumi. He is the codirector, with his wife, Camille Helminski, of the Threshold Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the knowledge and practice of Sufism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590307595
Author:
Rumi and Kabir Helminski and Ahmad Rezwani
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Translator:
Helminski, Kabir
Translator:
Rezwani, Ahmad
Author:
Rezwani, Ahmad
Author:
Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana
Author:
Rumi, Mevlana Jalaluddin
Author:
Helminski, Kabir
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.55 in 0.5 lb

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