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.

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.

Muslims and American Popular Culture 2 volumes

See also “Rumi: Poet of the Heart” on <>, which shows “Rumi
Returning,” which was broadcast on ... of Jelaluddin Rumi (1990); The Essential
Rumi (1995); The Illuminated Rumi (1997); Rumi: Bridge to the Soul: Journeys
into the ...

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

Library Journal

Barks ( The Essential Rumi ) is arguably the most eminent of these Osteen , Joel .
Become a Better You : 7 Keys Rumi . Rumi : Bridge to the Soul ; Journeys writers
, and his book , issued in celebration to Improving Your Life Every Day . Free Pr ...

Author: Melvil Dewey



Category: Libraries


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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

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 in a ...

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.

Five Points

HEART Newly Translated Poems to commemorate Rumi's 800th Birthday ...




Category: American literature


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Emmanuel Levinas

Rumi. Bridge to the Soul. Translated by Coleman Barks. New York: HarperCollins
, 2007. Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness. Translated by Hazel E. Barnes
. New York: Washington Square Press, 1956. Sikka, Sonia. “Questioning the ...

Author: Abi Doukhan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441102256

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Our era is profoundly marked by the phenomenon of exile and it is has become increasingly urgent to rethink the concept of exile and our stance towards it. This renewed reflection on the problem of exile brings to the fore a number of questions regarding the traditionally negative connotation of exile. Is there not another way to understand the condition of exile? Permeated with references to the 'stranger', the 'other' and 'exteriority', the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas signifies a positive understanding of exile. This original and compelling book distills from Levinas's philosophy a wisdom of exile, for the first time shedding a positive light on the condition of exile itself. Abi Doukhan argues that Levinas's philosophy can be understood as a comprehensive philosophy of exile, from his ethics to his thoughts on society, love, knowledge, spirituality and art, thereby presenting a comprehensive view of the philosophy of Levinas himself as well as a renewed understanding of the wealth and contribution of exile to a given society.

Mawlana Rumi

Maulānā Jalāluddīn Rumī, 1207-1273, Persian philosopher and poet; contributed articles; previously published.

Author: Muḥammad Ikrām Cug̲h̲tāʼī

Publisher: Sang-E-Meel Publication

ISBN: 9789693515855

Category: Sufism

Page: 492

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Maulānā Jalāluddīn Rumī, 1207-1273, Persian philosopher and poet; contributed articles; previously published.

Rumi s Songs of the Soul

Friendships are the bridges on which you can easily cross the troubled waters of
life. A true friend is someone who is not only there for you in times of good and
bad but who is there to point out and remind you who you truly are. True friends ...

Author: Rae Chandran

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 1622337948

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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What is not known about me is that I was greatly influenced by the understandings and philosophy of the magi who were the followers of the sacred fire. I had thoughts put into my mind while I slept and during times of deep silence about the sacredness of all life and about how to accept things in life without discarding any of it. I followed this and never gave up on finding God, for in rejecting any part of God, I was rejecting God entirely. Now in modern times, people must carefully examine what supported them before and make adjustments and corrections wherever necessary. I wanted to bring my writings in a newer form that would suit your present Earth reality because of the changing times and planetary shift. To do this, I chose my old student, Rae (he was one of the students at the seminary in Konya), to bring forth this new understanding to help people remember the Law of One and the Family of God. I offer these poems in humble gratitude. — Rumi

Global Middle East

“The physical is spiritual” addresses Rumi's approach to the question of the
human body and soul—another reason why he is ... of the physical being must
any other not be interpreted as a lack of ethical principles or Rumi, the Bridge
Builder 55 •

Author: Asef Bayat

Publisher: Global Square

ISBN: 0520295358

Category: Globalization

Page: 360

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"Localities, countries, and regions always develop in complex interaction with others. This volume highlights the global interconnectedness of the Middle East. It delves into the region's scientific, artistic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual formations and traces how they have taken shape through a dynamic set of encounters and exchanges. Written in short and accessible essays by among the most prominent experts on the region, the volume covers topics including God, Rumi, food, film, fashion, music, sports, science, and the flow of people, goods, and ideas. It tackles social and political movements from human rights, Salafism, and cosmopolitanism to radicalism and revolutions"--

A Treasury of Mystic Terms The soul in exile

154 - 57 And the soul responds in gratitude for being " saved ” from " prison " :
The Saviour of my soul revealed these things to me . ... Rūmī writes that everyone
here is a prisoner : All the people of this world are prisoners , awaiting the stroke
of death in a place that ... Pul - i Şirāț ( P ) Lit . bridge ( pul ) + way or path ( șirāt
) .

Author: John Davidson (M.A.)



Category: Mysticism


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Rumi s Sun

Author: Shams-i Tabrīzī



Category: Religion

Page: 442

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Rumi's son wrote, "After meeting Shams, my father danced all day and sang all night. He had been a scholar - he became a poet. He had been an ascetic - he became drunk with Love." Shams of Tabriz was indeed Rumi's "Sun," the one who set him alight with Divine Love. With the opening of that friendship, a new paradigm appeared and Love flowed out into this world in such abundance that even after almost 800 years the ripples are still widening to encompass the whole of this world.

Rumi Speaks Through Sufi Tales

Much intense struggle for purification is required before the self - accusing soul
can become the “ inspired soul ” ( nafs - i - mulhama ) - inspired ... It is the bridge
to the Real , as it excludes all otherness . ... Or 66 Rumi Speaks Through Sufi

Author: Krish Khosla

Publisher: Kazi Publications Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Sphinx is a journal in service of the return of the soul to the world and the world to
soul . Sphinx 3 is dedicated to Eros , to the Fedele d ' amore , to Rumi , to Rilke ;
as was Sphinx 2 to the Dionysian agon of Lorca , and Sphinx 1 to ' the morbid
and ... the reader from names less well - known , like the Australian Peter Bishop
on ' The soul of the Bridge ' , Paul Kugler , Enrique Pardo , Corbin and Bachelard




Category: Arts


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Of Rumi Masnavi , she writes : " For the enlightened soul who experiences the
whole of nature as it really is rather than grasping at this or that part , it is a
foretaste , replete with blessing , of Paradise to come . In fact , God has diverted
trickles ...




Category: Ethics


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In Search of the Hidden Treasure

[ 14 ] Hazrat Inayat Khan , The Message Volumes / [ 7 ] In an Eastern Rose
Garden / The Freedom of the Soul ( 2 ) . [ 15 ] Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi , Divani
Shamsi Tabriz ( San Francisco : The Rainbow Bridge , 1973 ) , 112 . [ 16 ]
Schimmel ...

Author: Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Publisher: Tarcher


Category: Reference

Page: 210

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Like no other book, In Search of the Hidden Treasure captures the centuries-old traditions of Sufism. Its pages allow the contemporary reader to become immersed in the words, sights, and wisdom of this powerful mystical wing of Islam. Here is the world of whirling dervishes; of mysterious alleyways where chanting is heard all day long; and of a young poet named Rumi, who writes impassioned love songs to God. Constructed as a conference of Sufis who gather in a great hall to answer the questions of a seeker, In Search of the Hidden Treasure is illustrated with more than a hundred previously unpublished works of Islamic art, and portraits of the Sufi Pirs, or enlightened teachers, drawn by the author's wife, Mary Inayat Khan. The book also includes an extensive glossary of Sufi terms that pertain to states of consciousness, as well as well-documented biographies of all the Sufi Pirs, members of a long lineage that dates back to the prophet Muhammad.

Jalaluddin Rumi Songbird of Sufism

In II 3599 - 3601 Rumi closes the passage with these words : " When the prophet
utters a cry from without the soul of the ... Obviously this method of teaching was
designed to bridge the gap between mystic and non - mystic , between the world

Author: Roy C. DeLamotte




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