Spiritual Verses (Penguin Classics)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):0.8 x 5.2 x 7.7
- Publication Date:August 28, 2007
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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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