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Rumi - Past and Present, East and West : the Life, Teachings, and Poetry of Jalâl al-Din Rumi.

Author: Franklin D Lewis
Publisher: New York : Oneworld Publications, 2014.
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Painstakingly researched by a leading expert, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning biography examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalâl al-Din Rumi, 800 years after he was born. Containing several new poems and an updated introduction, it will make a perfect gift for Rumi lovers everywhere. Drawing on a vast array of sources, from writings of the poet himself to the  Read more...
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Biography
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Lewis, Franklin D.
Rumi - Past and Present, East and West : The Life, Teachings, and Poetry of Jalâl al-Din Rumi.
New York : Oneworld Publications, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin D Lewis
ISBN: 9781780747378 1780747373
OCLC Number: 894170908
Notes: Rumi in Nineteenth-Century Western Thought and Theology.
Description: 1 online resource (1389 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments (2003); Notes on Transliteration; INTRODUCTION; Rumi-mania; Room on the Shelf for Another Rumi?; A Rumi Background; A Rumi View; PART I RUMI'S FATHERS IN SPIRIT; Chapter: 1 BAHÂ AL-DIN VALAD: THE KING OF CLERICS; The Facts of Life; Bahâ al-Din Valad's Occupation and Status in Life; The Valad Family Uprooted; From Khorasan to Konya; Konya: The King of Clerics Meets the King of Seljuks; The Spiritual Life of Bahâ al-Din Valad; The Mythical Bahâ al-Din; Rumi Takes Over; Chapter: 2 SAYYED BORHÂN AL-DIN MOHAQQEQ OF TERMEZ. Borhân's WritingsBorhân's Teachings; The Legend of Borhân al-Din; Rumi in Syria; Borhân Passes the Mantle to Mowlânâ; Chapter: 3 RUMI ON HIS OWN; Family Life; Rumi's Activity and Status in Konya Before Shams; Rumi the Revivalist; Chapter: 4 SHAMS AL-DIN TABRIZI; Tabriz: The First House of the Sun; The Dawn of Shams; The Westward Course of Shams; Shams in the Zenith of Konya; The Relationship between Shams and Rumi; The Eclipse of Shams; Murder Most Foul?; Rumi in Search of Shams; Some of the Teachings of Shams; PART II RUMI'S CHILDREN AND BRETHREN IN SPIRIT; Chapter: 5 FROM SUN TO SON. The Successors of ShamsThe Succession; Sultan Valad: Son and Successor to Rumi; Chapter: 6 THE MYTHOLOGICAL RUMI; Faridun b. Ahmad Sepahsâlâr; Shams al-Din Ahmad al-Aflâki; The Legendary Bahâ al-Din; The Nafahât al-ons of cAbd al-Rahmân Jâmi; The Tazkerat al-shocarâ of Dowlatshâh; PART III THE TEXTS AND THE TEACHINGS; Chapter: 7 TOWARD A BIOGRAPHY OF RUMI; Recapping Rumi's Life; Influential Thinkers in Rumi's Neighborhood; Rumi's Reading; Rumi's Writings; Rumi's Poems and their Transmission; Orisons in Motion: The Practice of Samâc; Poetry: Another Way to Preach and Pray. Modern Myths and MisunderstandingsChapter: 8 THE POEMS; Persian Poetry; Rumi's Telltale Signature; Metrics; Rhyme and Refrain; Fifty Poems; Chapter: 9 THE TEACHINGS; The Question of Form and Content; Reason Versus Spirit; Spiritual Orientation; Inner Meaning; Outward Observances; Koran and Prophets, Our Guide; Saints, Shaykhs and Discipleship; The Spiritual Axis Mundi; Fatalism, Free Will, Divine Decree; Unity of Being; Evolution of Spirit; Die Before You Die; The Importance of Koran; PART IV RUMI AND THE MEVLEVIS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD; Chapter: 10 THE MEVLEVI ORDER; The Shrine in Konya. The Formation of the OrderThe Chelebis: The First Generations; The Later History of the Mevlevis; The Diffusion of the Mevleviye and its Relation to Other Orders; The Mevlevi Lodges; Mevlevi Rituals; Republican Repression and Mevlevi Resurgence; Chapter: 11 RUMI IN THE MUSLIM WORLD; Rumi in Literature; History of Commentaries on the Masnavi; Rumi in Modern Muslim Literature and Thought; Rumi as Exponent of Human Liberation in Revolutionary Iran; PART V RUMI IN THE WEST, RUMI AROUND THE WORLD; Chapter: 12 RUMI MOVES INTO WESTERN CONSCIOUSNESS; European Impressions of the Mevlevis.

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Painstakingly researched by a leading expert, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning biography examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalâl al-Din Rumi, 800 years after he was born. Containing several new poems and an updated introduction, it will make a perfect gift for Rumi lovers everywhere. Drawing on a vast array of sources, from writings of the poet himself to the latest scholarly literature, this unique book is the definitive exploration of Rumi's life and work. In addition to offering fresh perspectives on the philosophical and spiritual co.

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