Sufi Books & CDs - Rumi - English



The Essential Rumi

The Essential Rumi

Autor/ Author: Barks, Coleman
Verlag/ Publ.: HarperCollins

The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential Rumi is now clearly the definitive, and most delightful selection of Rumi s poetry.The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever! This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America s most popular poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 81 new poems never published before.

No translator could do greater justice to the gorgeous simplicity of Rumi"s poetry than Coleman Barks has done here. These exquisite renderings of the 13th-century Persian mystic"s words into modern free verse capture all the "inner searching, the delicacy, and simple groundedness" that characterise Rumi"s poetry while remaining faithful to the images, tone and spiritual message of the originals. Barks"s introductions to each of the 27 sections (described as "playful palimpsests spread over Rumi"s imagination", and "meant to confuse scholars who would divide Rumi"s poetry into the accepted categories") are themselves wonderful achievements of a poetic imagination; searching explanations of unfamiliar concepts and funny stories provide colourful background and frame the selections as no dry historical exegesis could.

 

While Barks"s stamp on this collection is clear, it in no way interferes with the poems themselves; Rumi"s voice leaps off these pages with an ecstatic energy that leaves readers breathless. There are poems of love, rage, sadness, pleading and longing; passionate outbursts about the torture of yearning for his beloved and the sweet pleasure that comes from their union; amusing stories of sexual exploits or human weakness; and quiet truths about the beauty and variety of human emotion. More than anything, Rumi makes plain the unbridled joy that comes from living life fully, urging us always to put aside our fears and take the risk to do so. As he says: "The way of love is not / a subtle argument. / The door there is devastation. / Birds make great sky-circles / of their freedom. / How do they learn it? / They fall, and falling, / they"re given wings." --Uma Kukathas

Coleman Barks, Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, is Rumi's premier English translator. He lives in Athens, Georgia.
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appr. 14 € - ISBN: 9780062509598 - HIER können Sie bestellen / You can order HERE.


Rumi: The Book of Love

Autor/ Author: Barks, Coleman
Verlag/ Publ.: HarperCollins

 

There are lovers content with longing. I'm not one of them. Rumi is best known for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love of all kinds - erotic, divine, friendship - and Coleman Barks collects here the best of those poems, ranging from the "wholeness" one experiences with a true lover, to the grief of a lovers loss, and all the states in between: from the madness of sudden love to the shifting of a romance to deep friendship - these poems cover all "the magnificent regions of the heart."

In Coleman Barks' delightful and wise renderings, these poems will open your heart and soul to the lover inside and out.

 

appr. 16 € - ISBN: 9780060750503 - HIER können Sie bestellen / You can order HERE.


Feeling the Shoulder of the Lion

Feeling the Shoulder of the Lion

Autor/ Author: Barks, Coleman
Verlag/ Publ.: Shambhala Publ.

These selections from Rumi's Mathnawi – a classic of Sufi spiritual literature – express the "lion's roar" of courage, discipline, clarity, and integrity. The lion represents the fierce intensity that recognizes no authority except the highest truth. At the same time, Rumi's lion is full of heart and devotion. Through these poems the reader will explore the qualities that are vital to the spiritual aspirant who seeks to overcome the imprisonment of ego.

Coleman Barks, Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, is Rumi's premier English translator. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

appr. 16,- € - ISBN: 9781570625220 - HIER können Sie bestellen / You can order HERE.


Open Secret

Open Secret

Autor/ Author: Barks, Coleman & Moyne, John
Verlag/ Publ.: Shambhala Publ.

These quatrains and odes reveal a most human and accessible side of the great poet and mystic. They are the personal records of one man's encounter with the Divine.

Translation: Coleman Barks and John Moyne

Coleman Barks, Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, is Rumi's premier English translator. He lives in Athens, Georgia. John Moyne is a Persian scholar and Emeritus Professor and former head of Linguistics at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

"Felicitous new translations of Rumi, the witty and mystical Villon-like poet... These reflections on love, the dance of selves, happiness, acceptance of life's sorrows, and the transitory nature of joy are touchingly sensitive in their search for philosophical peace of mind."— Library Journal.

appr. 19,90 € - ISBN: 9781570625299 - HIER können Sie bestellen / You can order HERE.


CD: Rumi-Voice of Longing 2CDs

CD: Rumi-Voice of Longing 2CDs

Autor/ Author: Barks, Coleman
Verlag/ Publ.: Sounds True

In the seven centuries since the death of Jelaluddin Rumi in 1273, the world has come to know and thrill to his sacred poetry. In concert with the tabla and sitar, his writing is part of a religious tradition that is believed to excite "spiritual heroism," embracing the holiness of love, lamentation, battle, and the longing for God.
“Rumi: Voice of Longing” collects nearly 100 of Rumi"s most memorable quatrains, presented here for the first time on two superbly remastered CD recordings. Includes musical accompaniment by Marcus Wise on tablas and David Whetstone on sitar, and a special appearance by renowned poet Robert Bly.
Translated and performed by the Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, these works echo with a spiritual complexity that defies their outward simplicity. As Sufism acknowledges the truth of other religions, so does Rumi"s poetry reflect universal themes: the search for the highest truth, the mystery of surrender, the longing to overcome ego imprisonment. Rumi: Voice of Longing captures the silence, the love, and the playfulness that make each experience with this work one of sacred wonder.
2 CDs (2 hours, 30 minutes), April 01, 2002

 

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appr. 23,50 € - ISBN: 9781564558329 - HIER können Sie bestellen / You can order HERE.


The Purity of Desire

The Purity of Desire

Autor/ Author: Ladinsky, Daniel
Verlag/ Publ.: Penguin Group

Renowned for his poignant renderings of Hafiz"s mystical texts, Daniel Ladinsky here captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of Jalaluddin Rumi, one of the world"s most revered and widely read poets.

Rumi was born in 1207 on the eastern edge of the Persian Empire. Fleeing from the invasion of the Mongol armies of Genghis Khan, Rumi and his family settled in Turkey, where his father was a scholar and mystic. Later, Rumi succeeded his father in leading a dervish college (a divinity school). His life was transformed in 1244, when he met Shams-e Tabriz, a wandering dervish. Shams became Rumi"s beloved companion and doorway to God. For Rumi, who believed that the soul comes alive in the presence of a real teacher, love was the inspiration for all his poetry.

In collaboration with Nancy Owen Barton, and with learned insight and a delicate touch, Ladinsky explores in these one hundred poems the nuances of desire and captures the compelling wisdom of one of Islam"s most revered artistic and religious voices.

appr. 16,90 € - ISBN: 9780143121619 - HIER können Sie bestellen / You can order HERE.


Love's Ripening: Rumi on the Heart's Journey

Love's Ripening: Rumi on the Heart's Journey

Autor/ Author: Helminsky, Kabir
Verlag/ Publ.: Shambhala Publ.

Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207–1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the master’s many volumes of work, focus on one of his greatest themes: how love grows and matures for those on the spiritual path. Kabir Helminski and Ahmad Rezwani have crafted a translation that remains faithful to the original Persian while giving eloquent expression to the joy of Rumi’s astonishing encounter with the Divine.

Kabir Helminski is the author of Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness and the Essential Self, as well as the translator of numerous books of Sufi literature and especially Rumi. He is the codirector, with his wife, Camille Helminski, of the Threshold Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the knowledge and practice of Sufism. As the publisher of Threshold Books for some twenty years, he was largely responsible for making Rumi the most widely read poet of our time. As a producer and writer of Sufi music, he has gained recognition for numerous recordings, including his own Garden within the Flames. He is a representative of the Mevlevi tradition founded by Jalaluddin Rumi.

Camille Helminski is codirector, with her husband, Kabir Helminski, of the Threshold Society of Santa Cruz, California. She holds an honorary doctorate in Arabic from the University of Damascus and the World Union of Writers (Paris).

appr. 18,- € - ISBN: 9781590307595 - HIER können Sie bestellen / You can order HERE.
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The Rumi Collection

The Rumi Collection

Autor/ Author: Various Translators
Verlag/ Publ.: Shambhala Publ.

An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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, such as "The Inner Work," "The Ego Animal," "Passion for God," "Praise," and "Purity." Also contained here is a biography of Rumi by Andrew Harvey, as well as an introductory essay by Kabir Helminski on the art of translating Rumi's work into English.

 

appr. 19,90 € -  ISBN: 9781590302514 - HIER können Sie bestellen / You can order HERE.
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The Pocket Rumi

The Pocket Rumi

Autor/ Author: Rumi
Verlag/ Publ.: Shambhala Publ.

The cry of the soul in love with God has never been more eloquently expressed than by the great Persian Sufi master Jalaluddin Rumi (1207–1273). Readers have thrilled to his ecstatic songs of divine union for more than eight hundred years. Now, here is a collection of the best of Rumi’s poetry in an edition small enough to carry with you wherever you go.

 

appr. 9,90 € - ISBN: 9781590306352 - HIER können Sie bestellen / You can order HERE.

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