Spiritual Verses : the First Book of the Masnavi-ye Ma'navi, Paperback

Spiritual Verses : the First Book of the Masnavi-ye Ma'navi 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
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  • Category: Religion & beliefs
  • ISBN: 9780140447910



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