Now in paperback, this is the definitive collection of America′s bestselling poet Rumi′s finest poems of love and lovers. In Coleman Barks′ delightful and. The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing by Rumi. ― Jalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing. “She loved him so much she concealed his name in many phrases, the inner meanings known only to her.”. The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its forms—erotic, platonic, di. .
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I have sold too many books. Rumi translations have no business cresting in a wave of over half a million. It's like selling picnic tickets to an unmarked minefield. Come, gather round, and relish the ecstatic love poems of Rumi, the thirteenth century Sufi mystic, currently the most popular poet in America. His spellbinding. Rumi: the book of love: poems of ecstasy and longing was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book.
For him, everything in this world is futile except that. He talks about wine and taverns, the bliss of being in intoxication and teaches you that that is how it feels like to be in love, only while being sober. Choose your jar of wine wisely. According it him, everything is a state of mind. You become your obsession; hence obsess over something that would last.
Hence, he says, take pleasure in that undying bliss which is inside you.
Look within, he says, and find yourself and dance with that self of yours like a madman in joy. For Rumi, the heart is a hidden casket filled with secrets, all you need to do is dig deep and find that trunk for which the key is You.
The God that you pray to or the divinity you search for is in everything that surrounds you and is manifested inside you. There are many forms of kneeling and kissing the ground, he says; any path you choose will lead to the same destination, only some will take longer than the others.
His love is not religious, and he refuses to belong to anyone. Everything is about the soul and the one within that soul; the ears of the ear, the eyes of the eye, and the life of the life. In his world, all the dualities of our world cease to exist. Only the One remains. You that come to birth and bring the mysteries, your voice-thunder makes us very happy.
Roar, lion of the heart, and tear me open! You are an ocean in a drop of dew, all the universes in a thin sack of blood! What are these pleasures then, these joys, these worlds, that you keep reaching for, hoping they will make you more alive?
There is so much more that has been said yet still remains to be said about this soulful poet. I have deeply been in love with Rumi since the day I read my first poem of his. This years old friend of mine has always managed to speak to me in the toughest of times.
He has taught me that I am more than my restrictions; personal and societal. That I am more than my body, fears, joys and sorrows. That I am more than anything I could imagine being. Everything is within me and I am within everything.
You are invincible, he says. You are divine, he says. You are magic, he says. If you can understand Rumi as himself, you will also fall in love with him. Poems are the rough notations for the music we are. Discover the beauty and love contained in this wonderful little book of poetry.
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Sort order. Oct 10, Radeyah H. Ali rated it it was amazing. Rumi's words have the power to tear your heart to pieces while making it whole again.
This collection of love poems will comfort and devastate you all at once, if of course, your heart isn't hardened by the pain you've felt before. Some may even say Rumi's words break even the hardest of hearts.
Open your heart and mind and let the words of Rumi fill you up. Sep 29, Ain Mc rated it really liked it. It's either you love it too much or you hate it so much. I love it because I get what he's trying to say.
I get where he's going and I could see all the things he wanted me to see. I hate it because I too want such attachment with the King. Jun 08, Jennifer rated it it was ok.
Wonderful collection of poems by the mystic Rumi. Rumi does not refer to his love by gender and it is unclear if his love is an individual or God. Rumi depicts love as passionately experiential - love is not an abstract ideal but it is all consuming.
Rumi also seems to be calling out to Christians, Muslims and Jews and exhorting them to look at the content of their hearts rather than their doctrines. Nov 25, Taf Teh rated it really liked it. I asked, "What should I do? I said, "Is this all you can say? If only you could look neither way for a moment. Sep 17, Debra Albonaimi rated it really liked it.
After watching the documentary "I AM" numerous times and hearing Cole Baker recite Rumi and studying the Course in Miracles, it is evident that as in the Tao, Rumi was an enlightened being and understood God.
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