Rumi Bridge to the Soul

Open this book and let Rumi's poetry carry you into the interior silence and joy of the spirit, the place that unites conscious knowing with a deeper, more soulful understanding. 2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks ...

Author: Coleman Barks

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061753394

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks, Rumi's unlikely, supremely passionate ambassador, to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday? Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi, has collected and translated ninety new poems, most of them never published before in any form. The result is this beautiful edition titled Rumi: Bridge to the Soul. The "bridge" in the title is a reference to the Khajou Bridge in Isphahan, Iran, which Barks visited with Robert Bly in May of 2006—a trip that in many ways prompted this book. The "soul bridge" also suggests Rumi himself, who crosses cultures and religions and brings us all together to listen to his words, regardless of origin or creed. Open this book and let Rumi's poetry carry you into the interior silence and joy of the spirit, the place that unites conscious knowing with a deeper, more soulful understanding.

Rumi Bridge to the Soul

Open this book and let Rumi's poetry carry you into the interior silence and joy of the spirit, the place that unites conscious knowing with a deeper, more soulful understanding. 2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks ...

Author: Coleman Barks

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061753394

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 487

2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks, Rumi's unlikely, supremely passionate ambassador, to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday? Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi, has collected and translated ninety new poems, most of them never published before in any form. The result is this beautiful edition titled Rumi: Bridge to the Soul. The "bridge" in the title is a reference to the Khajou Bridge in Isphahan, Iran, which Barks visited with Robert Bly in May of 2006—a trip that in many ways prompted this book. The "soul bridge" also suggests Rumi himself, who crosses cultures and religions and brings us all together to listen to his words, regardless of origin or creed. Open this book and let Rumi's poetry carry you into the interior silence and joy of the spirit, the place that unites conscious knowing with a deeper, more soulful understanding.

Muslims and American Popular Culture 2 volumes

See also “Rumi: Poet of the Heart” on <rumipoet.com>, which shows “Rumi Returning,” which was broadcast on ... Rumi (1997); Rumi: Bridge to the Soul: Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart (2007); The Soul of Rumi: A New ...

Author: Anne R. Richards

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313379637

Category: Social Science

Page: 847

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Offering readers an engaging, accessible, and balanced account of the contributions of American Muslims to the contemporary United States, this important book serves to clarify misrepresentations and misunderstandings regarding Muslim Americans and Islam. • Identifies the contributions of Muslims to American fiction, poetry, music, food, architecture, and other cultural forms to document the breadth of their contributions • Highlights the ways in which Muslims have been, and continue to be, routinely depicted negatively in American literature, film, and religious discourse, and documents the potential effects that such depictions can have on individual Muslims and their communities • Offers readers useful tools that allow them to apply a critical eye to the representations of Muslims in the news

Contemporary Sufism

Though Bly was not awarded a doctorate, he was also acknowledged by the University of Tehran, and the two American authors describe having a wonderful time in the country in Rumi: Bridge to the Soul, Journeys into the Music and Silence ...

Author: Meena Sharify-Funk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134879997

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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What is Sufism? Contemporary views vary tremendously, even among Sufis themselves. Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture brings to light the religious frameworks that shape the views of Sufism’s friends, adversaries, admirers, and detractors and, in the process, helps readers better understand the diversity of contemporary Sufism, the pressures and cultural openings to which it responds, and the many divergent opinions about contemporary Sufism’s relationship to Islam. The three main themes: piety, politics, and popular culture are explored in relation to the Islamic and Western contexts that shape them, as well as to the historical conditions that frame contemporary debates. This book is split into three parts: • Sufism and anti-Sufism in contemporary contexts; • Contemporary Sufism in the West: Poetic influences and popular manifestations; • Gendering Sufism: Tradition and transformation. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the challenges of contemporary Sufism as well as its relationship to Islam, gender, and the West. It offers an ideal starting point from which undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and lecturers can explore Sufism today.

Womanist Wisdom in the Song of Songs

See here Rumi's beautiful rendition of this concept in his poem “A King Dressed as a Servant,” in Bridge to the Soul, translated by Coleman Barks (San Francisco: HarperOne, 2007), 36–37. This image came to me, ironically, while sitting ...

Author: Abi Doukhan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030300528

Category: Religion

Page: 139

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Belonging to Hebrew Wisdom literature, the Song of Songs offers a fresh look at love and relationships through its main female character, the Shulamite, which profoundly differs from traditional religious approaches to love and sexuality. Drawing from exegetical as well as philosophical sources, Abi Doukhan follows the Shulamite’s journey away from patriarchy to her own self-individuation as she discovers a wisdom of love that is deeply personal and feminine.

The Illuminated Hafiz

... of the Macintosh: Discoveries on the Path to Computer Enlightenment COLEMAN BARKS The Essential Rumi Rumi: Bridge to the Soul Rumi: The Big Red Book A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia, ...

Author: Hafiz

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1683644190

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 919

Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2020 in Gold: Gift & Specialty Vivid translations by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Omid Safi, Meher Baba, and others combine with Michael and Saliha Green's stunning illustrations to bring the immortal poetry of the great Persian master Hafiz to life “There is this matter of the light in my eyes. If you want to know the Friend, don’t expect elegant arguments! Demand a blessing from one who gives you joy.” —Hafiz (tr. Barks) “Hafiz is without peer!” exclaimed Goethe. Known as “The Tongue of the Hidden Mysteries,” Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz of Shiraz is the most revered of Persian poets. When the Sun of Infinite Reality dawned in his being, he poured forth mystic verse so sublime it touched the hearts of kings and commoners alike. Hafiz’s poems of intimate divine love spread through the East in his lifetime, then into the West, influencing such luminaries as Emerson, Brahms, Queen Victoria, Nietzsche, and Garcia Lorca. Today, nearly 700 years after his death, the unmatched genius and bold wit of Hafiz continues to ignite hearts and intoxicate souls everywhere. The Illuminated Hafiz brings together vivid translations by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Omid Safi, Meher Baba, Peter Booth, and others with the luminous art of Michael and Saliha Green, weaving them into a stunning contemporary presentation in the tradition of classical Persian illuminated manuscripts and unveiling the mysteries of the path of love. Come, raise a cup! Join with Hafiz and his incomparable love poems in a holy revel on the journey into light.

God s Gift World s Deception

Rumi : Bridge to the Soul : Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart . New York : Harper One , 2007 . Barsanouphious the Great , Saint and John the Prophet , Saint . Kεiueva Alakpitiká KOI Ήσυχαστικά ( έρωταποκρίσεις ) , Τόμος Α ...

Author: Christos Retoulas

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643911114

Category:

Page: 160

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Situating former Harvard neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander's Near-Death Experience within the ontological landscape of Romanity, or, the 'Byzantine'-Ottoman Continuum of Roman Ecumenicity, namely: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, God's Gift, World's Deception is a unique exploration of this unique NDE, attesting to its vital and organic ties to those experiences of the New Testament Fathers of the 'Byzantine' Apostolic Catholic Orthodox Church (ἡ τῶν πάντων ἑνότης, the unity of all being/existents), which came to them via theosis. The book claims that Dr. Alexander's experience is indeed a continuation and completion of the theophanic visions of the Old Testament Prophets, and is linked to the imaginal divine becomings of the Koranic Ottoman vahdet-i vücud tasavvuf Masters ('the unity-of-Being' Sufism, in both Sunni and Alevi traditions); but also highlights the distorting effects of the interpretive resources available in the predominantly neo-Gnostic-cratic West (religious and secular), as well as its Globalist agenda, creating an unfit backdrop for an exegetical attempt at the Proof of Heaven Experience. Ultimately, God's Gift, World's Deception reconfirms the engendered existence of the Divine-human Ecumene as a historically spiritual-somatic reflection of the Divine Realm, and, above all, it shows the Theanthropic Lord Jesus Christ as the True Om, the Real Hakîkat-ı Muhammediyye, and the Eternal Tao.

The other cheek of islam

Jewels of Remembrance - Rumi by Camille and Kabir Helminski 4. The Forbidden Rumi: The Suppressed Poems of Rumi on Love, Heresy, and Intoxication by Nevit Ergin and Will Johnson 5. Rumi: Bridge to the Soul by Coleman Barks 6.

Author: Rami Elias Kremesti

Publisher: Europa Edizioni

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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Never in the history of mankind have nations and peoples been so close and yet so far apart. In the age of globalization and digital social media that connect us all, why are nations and races and religions still in conflict? Just fifty miles separate Alaska from Eastern Russia, and yet these great countries are clearly separated by the rift of a cold war. Muslims are slaughtering each other in Syria. Terrorist Shiites that belong to Hezbollah are leaving a tragic scar on the people of Lebanon, a country that has always been a melting pot of different cultures and a beacon of freedom of expression and religious practice. Islamic fundamentalism still cripples many countries, and Africa is mostly a mess, despite its enormous natural resources. Corruption and greed are wreaking havoc on the planet, and the terrible consequences of the stress we are placing on the environment and on wild animals are starting to become undeniably evident. Earth cannot support the exploding human population, yet the global population keeps growing. Relationships between men and women are breaking down, and divorce is at its highest rate ever. What is the common denominator in all this chaos? What is the reason for all this suffering? The answer might be spiritual ignorance. But there’s an antidote to this decadence, and it’s called Rumi. Once you taste Rumi’s passion, you will become a transformed human being, and your soul will be on fire. Rumi’s poetry tries to capture the sweetness and the joy of knowing God, or Allah, or the Truth, or the Infinite Energy. It tries to define and explain the mystery that Life is. And the fire of the Truth burns down all the petty barriers between human beings and their false constructs and idols of pleasure and prestige. Suffering ends when enlightenment begins. Rami Elias Kremesti, was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. To escape the brutality of civil war, as a kid, he used to go fishing and snorkeling. He graduated in Chemistry at the prestigious American University of Beirut (where he blew up the lab a couple of times), minoring in Philosophy and Art Appreciation. In the United States, he earned an M.Sc. degree from UNT. Later, Rami moved to California, where he spent six of the most beautiful years of his life. Here he also worked as a portrait photographer. Polyvalent and with numerous interests and hobbies, Rami is a traveler, polyglot, passionate reader, and amateur farmer. He loves DIY projects and to play the guitar, especially to entertain small children. He’s a talented cook and well versed in recipes from all around the world. He holds Lebanese and Bulgarian citizenship, and he’s currently applying for British citizenship as well. Nowadays, Rami spends his time between the UK, where he works, and Bulgaria, where he loves to spend time with his two beautiful daughters, Krassi and Lulu. He is also an environmentalist and peace activist, founder of the websites BONKA.BG and AMALID.ORG. His photography portfolio is online at http://kremesti.com/Ecce_Photo/

What is Islamic Philosophy

Barks, C. (2007), Rumi: Bridge to the Soul, London: HarperCollins. Chittick, W.C. (1989), The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn Al-Arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination, Albany: State University of New York Press.

Author: Roy Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317814045

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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What is Islamic Philosophy? offers a broad introduction to Islamic thought, from its origins to the many challenging issues facing Muslims in the contemporary world. The chapters explore early Islamic philosophy and trace its development through key themes and figures up to the twenty-first century. Topics covered include: ethical issues such as just war, abortion, women’s rights, homosexuality and cloning questions in political philosophy regarding what kind of Islamic state could exist and how democratic can (or should) Islam really be the contribution of Islam to ‘big questions’ such as the existence of God, the concept of the soul, and what constitutes truth. This fresh and original book includes a helpful glossary and suggestions for further reading. It is ideal for students coming to the subject for the first time as well as anyone wanting to learn about the philosophical tradition and dilemmas that are part of the Islamic worldview.

Imagine Being Lucky

From the book titled “RUMI Bridge to the Soul” by Coleman Barks: And the lines are mainly about silence... * * * Now let silence speak As that begins, we will start out * * * Now the kissing is over Fold your love in.

Author: Zeynep Kocasinan

Publisher: Cinius Yayınları

ISBN: 6051270108

Category: Self-Help

Page: 314

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You do not have to learn anything. You do not have to do anything. You do not have. You may choose to. Stories are not life itself. Words are not either. Words are not the path. Yet, there are clues that come with words. Tips and experiences. There are ideas that come with words. You have choices that your life offers only to you. All of our lives are unique. So why read about someone else? What does Zeynep Kocasinan have to offer you? The author of "Is It Written in the Stars?" and four other books in Turkish is truthful and honest to her heart as she shares her real experiences with staying on the path of the soul. She talks about life, personal development, growth, healing, change and coincidences. Sharing openly what she believes in and uses. Are you up for this new journey of the heart, the mind and the soul? Yayınevi: Cinius Yayınları