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Rumi and Shams' silent rebellion : parallels with Vedanta, Buddhism and Shaivism

Author: Mostafa Vaziri
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book offers a paradigm shift and fresh interpretation of Rumi's message. After being disentangled from the anachronistic connection with the Mevlevi order of Islamic Sufism, Rumi is instead  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Shams-i Tabrīzī; Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Shams-i Tabrīzī
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mostafa Vaziri
ISBN: 9781137534040 1137534044
OCLC Number: 900960221
Description: xv, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Author's note --
Abbreviations of sources --
1. The need for a new narrative about Rumi --
2. The need for a new interpretation of Shams and Rumi: maqālāt and divan --
3. Shams' rebellious paradigm: listening and thinking Rumi --
4. Rumi unlearns his pious past: curbing anachronism --
5a. Rumi's philosophical pyramid: love and Shams-consciousness --
5b. Rumi's case against dualistic thinking and his wisdom about the world --
6a. Rumi, Vedanta, and Buddhism --
6b. Rumi, Kashmir Shaivism, and Tantra --
Conclusion --
Appendix: certain influences of Shaivism and Tantra on the Islamic mystics --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Mostafa Vaziri.
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