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Essential Rumi (Coleman Barks)

Essential RumiFull Title: Essential Rumi
Major Topic: ecstatic spiritual poetry
Level: all levels
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Rumi’s poetry always illuminates and inspires. Ecstatic, loving and devotional in tone, beautiful and inspiring for the heart and mind. Read a stanza or two. Then read it aloud. You will find that it often elicits an emotional response in you, or precipitates a gap in the conceptual mind. In either case, rest in that experience for a moment or two. When read this way, Rumi puts you in touch again and again with aspects of experience that can be known, but cannot be put into words.

One Response

  1. Not pedantic at all, very helpful. Thanks for the comment, and we’ve made the correction.

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