Spiritual Verses Paperback
Edited by Alan Williams
Begun in 1262 AD, Masnavi-ye Ma `navi, or `spiritual couplets', is thought to be the longest single-authored `mystical' poem ever written.
As the spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition, it teaches how to progress to the ultimate goal of the Sufi path - union with God.
Jalaloddin Rumi was a poet and a mystic, but he was first a teacher; in these verses he draws the reader into the complexities of human love and separation and explains the path to divine love through the elimination of self-regard and worldly desires.
Drawing on diverse sources from bawdy tales and fables to stories of the prophet Mohammed, these verses are brief in expression yet copious in meaning.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/02/2005
- Category: Religion & beliefs
- ISBN: 9780140447910