Sufism / Islam
The boundary between Islam and the mystical tradition of Sufism is notoriously hard to draw, and Sufism itself is nearly impossible to define—as any scholar of it will tell you. So we’ve decided not to worry about it, but simply to share some of its more wonderful expressions: its teachings, its philosophy, its music, and especially its sublime and thrilling poetry.
Rumi's poems are beloved for their touching perceptions of humanity and the Divine. Here is a rich introduction to the work of the great mystical poet, featuring leading literary translations of his verse. Translators include Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Andrew Harvey, Kabir Helminski, Camille Helminski, Daniel Liebert, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. To display the major themes of Rumi's work, each of the eighteen chapters in this anthology are arranged topically,… Read More
- edited by
- Kabir Helminski
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