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Discourses of Rumi

One of the most exuberant books. This book will give you a most valuable insight into the ideas of Rumi, one of the worlds most famous Persian poets, in a way that is neither holier then thou, nor disconnected from you. A must read for anyone remotely interested in improving their way of life. It consists […]

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    One of the most exuberant books. This book will give you a most valuable insight into the ideas of Rumi, one of the worlds most famous Persian poets, in a way that is neither holier then thou, nor disconnected from you. A must read for anyone remotely interested in improving their way of life. It consists of anecdotes and so can be easily read by everyone. This is a collection of seventy-one of Rumi's talks and lectures, entitled, "Fî-hi Mâ Fî-hi" (literally, "in it what is in it"). They are generally known as his "Discourses." Scholars believe that these were probably compiled from notes made by his disciples (who presumably wrote down from memory only the most significant parts of the talks, while leaving out introductory and concluding prayers, as well as sermons). It is believed that this material was collected together in single manuscripts after Rumi's death. A. J. Arberry was the first to translate the entire work into English ("Discourses of Rumi," 1961), based on the Foruzanfar edition ...

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