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Teachings Of Rumi - Andrew Harvey

Paperback Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9781570623462
Number Of Pages: 224

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Jelalludin Rumi (1207-1273) led the quiet life of an Islamic teacher in the central Anatolia (modern Turkey) until the age of thirty-seven, when he met a wandering dervish named Shams Tabriz-through whom he encountered the Divine Presence in a way that utterly transformed him. The result of this epiphany was the greatest body of mystical poetry the world has ever seen, and the establishment of a spiritual movement that would eventually stretch from Africa to China, enduring to our own day.

This collection of versions of Rumi by Andrew Harvey contains some of the master's most luminous verse, along with selections from his lesser-read prose works, with the aim of presenting a balanced view of his teaching that includes both the high-flying love of God and the rigorous path of discipline essential for those who seek it.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Wine and the Cupp. 3
You Are the Macrocosmp. 4
Our Soul Was Like the Universep. 5
Return at Lastp. 6
The Goal Is Onep. 7
One Light, Different Windowsp. 8
The Authentic Human Beingp. 9
Rumi and the Oxp. 10
The Moon Is the Same Moonp. 11
You Yourself Become Illusionp. 13
The Elephant, the Candle, and the Eye of the Seap. 14
Don't Listen to the Tricksterp. 15
A Quarrel about Grapesp. 16
Lift Now the Lid of the Jar of Heavenp. 17
The Three Pearlsp. 18
The Thicker the Veil, the More Valuable the Jewelp. 20
Become the Sun Itselfp. 22
The Real Pilgrimage Is Inwardp. 23
The Thirsty Man, the Wall, and the Waterp. 24
False Thinkingp. 26
The Paradoxp. 27
The Place of Honorp. 28
Busy Yourself with That Headp. 29
Taste with Discriminationp. 30
You Are Loved by Himp. 31
Leave the Vulture Behindp. 33
Such a Passion and Longingp. 34
The Heart's the Only Real House of Safetyp. 35
Keep Your Heart Awakep. 36
Measuring out the Sugarp. 37
Nearness Is of Many Kindsp. 38
Keep Moving, Keep Growingp. 39
Make Yourself Ready to Do All He Wantsp. 40
On the Limits of Fatalismp. 42
Another Alchemyp. 44
On Repentancep. 46
More Than One Stage Has to Be Transcendedp. 47
See to It That You Pray Constantlyp. 49
The Soul and the Spirit of Prayerp. 50
The Pure Namep. 51
Your Longing for Me Was My Messenger to Youp. 52
All through the Night God Is Calling Usp. 53
Moses and the Shepherdp. 54
True Consciousnessp. 58
The Sublime Art of Gathering-inp. 59
Draw Strength from Reality through Formp. 60
Find a Home in the Heightsp. 61
Be Worthy of My Giftsp. 62
The Man of Godp. 63
Become a Foolp. 64
Resurrectionp. 65
A Life without Love Isn't a Lifep. 69
Not the Garden but the Gardenerp. 71
See the Friend Directlyp. 72
Love is All That Existsp. 73
The Soul of Realityp. 74
The Root of the Entire Matterp. 75
Through Lovep. 76
Only Love Can Explain Lovep. 77
The Beloved Is Everythingp. 78
Secret Waysp. 79
Astounding Comfortp. 80
Love, the Black Lionp. 81
Let Yourself Be Killed by Himp. 82
My Heart is "Light upon Light"p. 83
Lover and Love Are Only Onep. 84
Rose Garden after Rose Gardenp. 85
Love's Intelligencesp. 87
Look for Passion, Passion, Passion, Passionp. 88
Love Makes the Seas Boil Like a Potp. 89
It Itself Becomes Signp. 91
Joy Will Unveil Itselfp. 92
Destruction Precedes Renewalp. 97
Enter the Furnacep. 99
The Mystery of Miseryp. 100
Ordeals by Terrorp. 101
The Work of Religion Is Astonishmentp. 102
The Signp. 104
Look for the Happiness of a Supreme Loverp. 105
Grief Is Worth More Than the Empire of This Worldp. 106
Prudencep. 107
Keep Your Dragon in the Snowp. 109
Give the Serpent a Kissp. 110
For Love, Like for a Furnacep. 111
Offer Your Life to This Workp. 112
A Supreme Gracep. 113
Gaze in Wonder at the Infinite Rose Gardenp. 114
The Housewife and the Chickpeap. 115
He Will Not Let You Diep. 116
Satanp. 117
You Have No Idea What You Are Asking Forp. 119
Obstacles on the Pathp. 120
One Small Hairp. 121
The Tattoo Artist, the Lion, and the Man of Qazwinp. 122
Peace after Long Exilep. 124
Never Turn Away from Mep. 125
Despair Is a Sinp. 126
Praise God and Be Patientp. 127
The Serpentp. 129
Now Die to Yourselfp. 132
My Work's to Risk My Headp. 134
Heaven Is Made of the Smoke of Heartsp. 135
Do Not Despair, My Soul!p. 136
The Desert Where Love Appearsp. 137
Waters Constantly Flowingp. 141
Since You Are I, You Who Are Myselfp. 142
The Rose Garden Has Floweredp. 143
O Most Glorified One! O Most Holy One!p. 144
She Was Always Referring to Himp. 146
Why Would I Not Be Honest?p. 148
The Highest Rankp. 149
Paradox on Paradoxp. 151
What Is This Sacred Dance?p. 152
The Voluntary Slavep. 154
His Rarer Alchemyp. 155
Divine Pridep. 157
You Will Not Hear One from Mep. 158
God Wears Redp. 159
Go Further Alwaysp. 161
The Direct Viewp. 162
My Burial Ground Will Invite You to Dancep. 163
Stage After Stagep. 164
Become a Seap. 166
On the First Day of Every Yearp. 167
Look for the District of Joyp. 168
United Tenderlyp. 169
Reciprocal Lovesp. 170
Sourcesp. 171
Glossaryp. 172
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ISBN: 9781570623462
ISBN-10: 1570623465
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 12.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1