The Vision of Rumi PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Vision of Rumi free pdf "The Masnavi" is the six-volume masterpiece created by one of the world's greatest poetic geniuses, Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). It is perhaps the single most influential piece of mystical writing ever conceived. Though the Persian poet Rumi is now hugely popular in the West, his most famous oeuvre still remains enigmatic. Alan Williams here offers a novel approach to reading and understanding this great jewel of world literature. Recognizing that all medieval and modern attempts to 'explain' the "Masnavi" have been based on an examination of its teachings, Williams shows that those who have tried to find the key to its message in its separate themes have had little success. He argues that the work can only be fully comprehended if the 'meaning' of the text is understood to lie in the poetry itself, in the language. The closely woven tapestry cannot be unwoven into prosaic explanation without losing the whole. The visionary poetic metaphors and devices are not the container for the teachings: they are the teachings. This revelatory unlocking enables Rumi's voice and purpose to become fully transparent.

About Alan Williams

Alan Williams is Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Religion at the University of Manchester. His previous publications include The Zoroastrian Myth of Migration from Iran and Settlement in the Indian Diaspora (2009, joint winner of the 2010 Ehsan Yarshater Book Award in Ancient Iranian Studies), Parsis in India and the Diaspora (co-written with John Hinnells, 2008) and Jalaluddin Rumi: Spiritual Verses (2006).

Details Book

Author : Alan Williams
Publisher : I.B.Tauris
Data Published : 30 June 2016
ISBN : 1780766254
EAN : 9781780766256
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Vision of Rumi



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Rumi free pdfRumi

    Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) can only be described through superlatives. For Rumi is the best known and arguably the greatest exponent of the mystical tradition in Islam..


  • Tales from the Masnavi free pdfTales from the Masnavi

    The Masnavi of Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273). a massive poem of some 25.000 rhyming couplets. by common consent ranks among the world's greatest masterpieces of religious literature. The material which makes up the Masnavi is divisible into two different categories: theoretical discussion of the principal themes of Sufi mystical life and doctrine..


  • The Quatrains of Rumi free pdfThe Quatrains of Rumi

    This is the first complete translation of the nearly 2.000 quatrains attributed to Jalaluddin Rumi. the famous 13th century mystical poet. It is the result of over 22 years of collaboration by an American Rumi scholar and an Afghan scholar of Persian literature..


  • The Quatrains of Rumi free pdfThe Quatrains of Rumi

    This is the first complete translation of the nearly 2.000 quatrains attributed to Jalaluddin Rumi. the famous 13th century mystical poet. It is the result of over 22 years of collaboration by an American Rumi scholar and an Afghan scholar of Persian literature..


  • Illuminated Rumi Calendar free pdfIlluminated Rumi Calendar

    Based on One Song: A New Illuminated Rumi. this calendar is an interweaving of poetry and art: a magnificent meeting of ancient tradition and modern interpretation that uniquely captures the spiritual wealth of Rumi's teachings..


  • The Vision of Rumi free pdfThe Vision of Rumi

    . "The Masnavi" is the six-volume masterpiece created by one of the world's greatest poetic geniuses, Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). It is perhaps the single most influential piece of mystical writing e