A Year with Rumi

A Year with Rumi
Author: Coleman Barks
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061757667
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year with Rumi Book Excerpt:

Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Barks's elegant and beautiful translations of Rumi's greatest poems, including fifteen never-before-published poems. Barks includes an Introduction that sets Rumi in his context and an Afterword musing on poetry of the mysterious and the sacred. Join Coleman Barks and Rumi for a year-long journey into the mystical and sacred within and without. Join them in recognizing and embracing the divine in the sublime, in the ordinary, and in us all.

365 DAYS with RUMI

365 DAYS with RUMI
Author: Ergin Ergul
Publsiher: 2e ebooks
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2022-04-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

365 DAYS with RUMI Book Excerpt:

Rumi (1207-1273) is one of the most influential Sufi saints, universal thinkers, spiritual masters, and mystic poets of all times. His message is universal, and his call is for the whole of humanity. Today, in our world, which has turned into a global village, problems such as conflicts, wars, crimes, epidemics have also become global. Moreover, they had more severe and quick effects at national and international levels. Rumi's timeless wisdom can guide us in this challenging time's individual, social, and global contexts. We should not forget that as the family of humanity, we are organs of one single body and passengers on the same vessel. If any organ of humanity is hurt or a part of the vessel is damaged, the results will affect all of us. Therefore we can provide efficient service both to humanity and to the society in which we grew up by pursuing and internalizing the wisdom of Rumi, which will be the cement of unity among differences. If you are also searching for something, you will undoubtedly find what you are looking for, as announced by that great guide. So, how about turning a page of his work on love right now? Welcome to all, to the eternal world of the pearls of wisdom of this great guide.

A Year of Reading

A Year of Reading
Author: Elisabeth Ellington,Jane Freimiller
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1492642231
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year of Reading Book Excerpt:

Desire a book to cozy up with by a wintery window? How about an addictive page-turner for sunbathing on the beach? Thousands of new books are published each year, and if you're a book lover or just book curious choosing what to read next can seem like an impossible task. A Year of Reading relieves the anxiety by helping you find just the right read, and includes fun and interactive subcategories for each choice, including: • Description and history • Extra credit • Did You Know? • Have You Seen the Film? • and more! A Year of Reading also gives advice and tips on how to join or start a book group, and where to look for other reading recommendations. Perfect for clubs or passionate individuals, this beautiful and concise second edition is the essential guide to picking up your next inspiring, entertaining, and thought-provoking book.

Tending the Heart Fire

Tending the Heart Fire
Author: Shiva Rea
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04-18
ISBN: 1622034686
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tending the Heart Fire Book Excerpt:

"We are created in rhythm, kept alive in rhythm, evolve through rhythm. Tides, breath, and blood flow in rhythm. We are born into a universe of currents, and our heart is the great conductor of the body, orchestrating our flow." The mystical foundations of all the world's spiritual paths meet in a single, sacred place: the heart of the seeker. We have reached a time when scientific understanding mirrors the teachings of the great wisdom traditions in revealing our energetic heart as the light of consciousness, the fire of love, a field of intelligence. Tending the Heart Fire, the first book by pioneering yogini Shiva Rea, is an invitation to embody our extraordinary potential at this turning point in time, to reconnect your life to the rhythms of your body and the natural world—to live in flow with the pulse of life. Weaving together wisdom from the great world traditions—including yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, and modern science—Shiva presents an essential resource for becoming a firekeeper of the sacred heart. This diverse treasury is filled with mediations, life guidance, seasonal rituals, and daily practices, including: Insights for harmonizing with the sacred junctures of time—the daily, weekly, lunar, and solar cycles of manifestation and renewal Aligning with the seasons—how to adapt your diet, exercise, and yoga rhythms throughout the annual cycle Ways to honor the great sacred holidays, rites, and festivals Awakening of sahaja—the natural flow at the origins and source of yoga asana and sacred embodiment at the heart of yoga and Tantra Skills for tending your inner fire in every aspect of life and healing imbalances that can support a renewable energy lifestyle A visual teaching with over a hundred full-color images, including reference charts, diagrams, illustrations, and ancient poetry for inspiration The legacy of the Heart Fire is more than eight hundred thousand years old—and in our modern world, we need more than ever to consciously reconnect to the radiant field that transcends time, space, and culture. "The direct awakening of the heart often happens when we are at a crisis point, when the armor of our heart has to crack," writes Shiva Rea. "Let us return to the power and magnificence of our hearts—as living fire, as intelligent energy and electromagnetic radiance, and as our illuminating guide toward love, creativity, and deep knowing of our true sacred nature."

Adequacy

Adequacy
Author: Priya Vaswani
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1504369971
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adequacy Book Excerpt:

I STAND AT THE FOOTHILL, ENORMITY REIGNS MY FEARS. MIGHTY IT LOOKS TO THE EYES, THE LAYERS OF MY TEARS. COME TO ME IN SWEET SURRENDER, OPEN LIKE THE LOTUS BLOOM. FITTING LIKE THE HAND IN GLOVE, HEART TO HEART REVERE. FIELDS OF FLUORESCENT BLOOMING PETALS, SWEET FRAGRANCE PLAYS MY SENSES. SERENE THE SHEATH OF BALMY WINDS, ETERNAL LOVE AND UNION. LIFE CHANGES LIKE THE COLOR OF THE SKY, SHY FROM THE RAYS OF THE MORNING SUN. SUBTLE GRAY FROM THE DARKEST NIGHT, SOOTHING LIGHT AS THE SUN GETS BOLD. SPREADING DEEP BLOOMS OF ORANGE, FLAMING SKIES REACHING FAR AND WIDE . EMERGING SPIRIT BEINGS OF GAIETY, NO MORE HIDDEN IN THE DEPTHS OF IGNORANCE. RISING FROM THE FOLDS OF SLUMBER, LEADING THE WAY TO ILLUMINATION. SEEKER WITHIN AND SEEKER WITHOUT, THE QUEST FOR EVERLASTING TRUTH. LIVING IN THE RHYTHM OF FLOW AND KNOWING, EACH MOMENT UNFOLDS IN LOVE. BEING THE SHORE OF SANDY SMOOTHNESS, THE ROCK STANDING IN PEACE.

The Restorative Nature of Ongoing Connections with the Deceased

The Restorative Nature of Ongoing Connections with the Deceased
Author: Laurie A. Burke,Edward (Ted) Rynearson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-03-31
ISBN: 1000567125
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Restorative Nature of Ongoing Connections with the Deceased Book Excerpt:

The Restorative Nature of Ongoing Connections with the Deceased is a guide to stimulating thought and discussion about ongoing attachments between bereaved individuals and their deceased loved ones. Chapters promote broad, inclusive training and dialogue for working with clients who establish and/or maintain a restorative connection with their deceased loved one as well as those who find aspects of such connections to be psychologically or spiritually problematic or troublesome. Bereavement professionals will come away from this book with a better understanding and a deeper skillset for helping clients to develop continuing bonds.

Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern

Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern
Author: James C. Harrington,Sidney G. Hall III
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN: 0761865438
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern Book Excerpt:

In Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern, Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Moses de León, and Meister Eckhart—three of the greatest mystics of all time—meet in Venice for an imaginary night-long conversation that will inspire everyday individuals of the twenty-first century to find their own spirituality and realize that everyone can be a mystic. Although the mystics came from different backgrounds and religious traditions (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity), their spiritual paths led them to similar understandings of a union with the Divine. The three mystics have a timeless and timely message for people who walk the earth eight centuries after they did, no matter an individual’s religious background or even if they have none. It is a message of connecting with the “divine spark” deep within us and within the universe.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Rumi Meditations

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Rumi Meditations
Author: Yahiya Emerick
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-02-05
ISBN: 0241883008
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Rumi Meditations Book Excerpt:

Discover moving meditation with one of today's top-selling poets. Rumi was a 13th-century Sufi theologian and poet who spoke of love, unity with God, and spiritual growth. Rumi and his followers, known as the Whirling Dervishes, employed music, poetry, and dance to become closer to God. This guide brings the unique practice of moving meditation to American readers, offering more than 40 meditations based on Rumi's poems. ? Includes a timeline of Rumi's life, a glossary, and resources for further exploration

Emerson in Iran

Emerson in Iran
Author: Roger Sedarat
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN: 1438474857
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerson in Iran Book Excerpt:

Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson in Iran is the first full-length study of Persian influence in the work of the seminal American poet, philosopher, and translator, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Extending the current trend in transnational studies back to the figural origins of both the United States and Iran, Roger Sedarat’s insightful comparative readings of Platonism and Sufi mysticism reveal how Emerson managed to reconcile through verse two countries so seemingly different in religion and philosophy. By tracking various rhetorical strategies through a close interrogation of Emerson’s own writings on language and literary appropriation, Sedarat exposes the development of a latent but considerable translation theory in the American literary tradition. He further shows how generative Persian poetry becomes during Emerson’s nineteenth century, and how such formative effects continue to influence contemporary American poetry and verse translation. “This is the book, on this subject, I have been waiting for. Indeed, Sedarat goes further than satisfying curiosity about familiar but undertheorized figures, texts, and traditions, he also reveals ones that I didn’t know I should know and care about. His prose is at once lucid and learned. He manages, with great tact and insight, to move from poet to poet, poem to poem, line to line, across time and tradition, so that the reader remains oriented to the idea at hand, and, moreover, capable of grasping its relevance to the project and its broader significance for our thinking about the legacy of Emerson’s writing and thought.” — David LaRocca, author of Emerson’s English Traits and the Natural History of Metaphor

Muslims and American Popular Culture 2 volumes

Muslims and American Popular Culture  2 volumes
Author: Anne R. Richards,Iraj Omidvar
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 847
Release: 2014-02-10
ISBN: 0313379637
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslims and American Popular Culture 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

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

The Forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love
Author: Elif Shafak
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-06-02
ISBN: 0241957109
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forty Rules of Love Book Excerpt:

*The international bestseller* "Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough..." Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love. So when Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of life and love, her world is turned upside down. She embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work. It is a quest infused with Sufi mysticism and verse, taking Ella and us into an exotic world where faith and love are heartbreakingly explored. . . 'Enlightening, enthralling. An affecting paean to faith and love' Metro 'Colourfully woven and beguilingly intelligent' Daily Telegraph 'The past and present fit together beautifully in a passionate defence of passion itself' The Times

Rumi Past and Present East and West

Rumi   Past and Present  East and West
Author: Franklin D. Lewis
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 1780747373
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumi Past and Present East and West Book Excerpt:

The definitive study of the world's bestselling poet Drawing on a vast array of sources, from writings of the poet himself to the latest scholarly literature, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning work examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalâl al-Din Rumi, today’s bestselling poet in the United States. With new translations of over fifty of Rumi’s poems and including never before seen prose, this landmark study celebrates the astounding appeal of Rumi, still as strong as ever, 800 years after his birth.

Either Or

Either Or
Author: Elif Batuman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-05-24
ISBN: 0525557601
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Either Or Book Excerpt:

An instant New York Times bestseller! “Batuman has a gift for making the universe seem, somehow, like the benevolent and witty literary seminar you wish it were . . .This novel wins you over in a million micro-observations.” —The New York Times From the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Idiot, the continuation of beloved protagonist Selin’s quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthood Selin is the luckiest person in her family: the only one who was born in America and got to go to Harvard. Now it’s sophomore year, 1996, and Selin knows she has to make it count. The first order of business: to figure out the meaning of everything that happened over the summer. Why did Selin’s elusive crush, Ivan, find her that job in the Hungarian countryside? What was up with all those other people in the Hungarian countryside? Why is Ivan’s weird ex-girlfriend now trying to get in touch with Selin? On the plus side, it feels like the plot of an exciting novel. On the other hand, why do so many novels have crazy abandoned women in them? How does one live a life as interesting as a novel—a life worthy of becoming a novel—without becoming a crazy abandoned woman oneself? Guided by her literature syllabus and by her more worldly and confident peers, Selin reaches certain conclusions about the universal importance of parties, alcohol, and sex, and resolves to execute them in practice—no matter what the cost. Next on the list: international travel. Unfolding with the propulsive logic and intensity of youth, Either/Or is a landmark novel by one of our most brilliant writers. Hilarious, revelatory, and unforgettable, its gripping narrative will confront you with searching questions that persist long after the last page.

Perhaps Life Is

Perhaps Life Is
Author: Farinaz Parsay
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN: 1504358023
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perhaps Life Is Book Excerpt:

In this book, Farinaz Parsay takes the reader on a journey of looking back at her life and reviewing the lessons learned in the process of her own transformation. Based on that, she concludes the following: Perhaps life is the story of not reliving the past but letting it go by seeking the gifts of healing. Perhaps life is having more compassion for oneself and the courage to face and embrace our fears while moving through the healing process. Perhaps life is listening to the messages of our poets who have long been telling us to get out of the self and to live with greater awareness and respect for the wholeness of life.

Spiritual Lessons from Living

Spiritual Lessons from Living
Author: Harold Klemp
Publsiher: ECKANKAR
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2021-09-23
ISBN: 1570435146
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Lessons from Living Book Excerpt:

The simple truth is that you are Soul, a divine, conscious spark of God made manifest in this life to experience and learn. Through millennia--and to the present day--a succession of spiritual masters has been watching and guiding us. The latest of these is the author of this book, Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. Spiritual Lessons from Living, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 18, is a collection of his talks from 2006 to 2014. He observes that "We bump around, and each bump gets us a little bit farther along in our search for truth. . . . We've come to solve the mystery of ourself, the mystery of Soul--who we are. And it's a wonderful journey. Sometimes we get inundated. The tidal waves of life come sweeping over us. We go under again, and again, and again. And we wonder, Will this never end?" The answer to this question is up to you. You will find clues in this book to spirit you on your journey, no matter where you are in your understanding of yourself and your life. Gain deeper insight into • your lessons from life, • your kinship with all life, • how the Holy Spirit speaks to you, • how the ECK Masters teach us, • what reincarnation is all about, • how to break bad habits, • how to give and receive divine love and lead a spiritually richer life.

The Most Important Point

The Most Important Point
Author: Edward Espe Brown,Danny S. Parker
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 1683642422
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Most Important Point Book Excerpt:

From master baker, cook, and Zen priest Edward Espe Brown comes a collection of timeless essays on Zen, food, and life itself. Brown was among the Westerners ordained as priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi before his passing in 1971. Suzuki hoped that Zen might be transformed into a vibrant new form in the West--and in The Most Important Point, Brown fulfills his teacher’s wish with 60 essays that are distinctly American yet preserve the roots of traditional Japanese Zen. ?Drawing from his time in the kitchen and on the cushion, Brown explores a range of topics, from basic sitting practice to making the “perfect” biscuit and much more. “In the words of my teacher,” reflects Brown, “the most important point is to find out what is the most important point.” Flavored with wise insights and irreverent humor, The Most Important Point brings together a treasury of teachings to inspire your own discovery.

Are We There Yet

Are We There Yet
Author: Felix Ntiforo
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2017-07-21
ISBN: 1504381629
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are We There Yet Book Excerpt:

There is something for everyone in this insightful book .

The Illuminated Hafiz

The Illuminated Hafiz
Author: Hafiz
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 1683644190
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illuminated Hafiz Book Excerpt:

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.

The Life Journey of a Joyful Man of God

The Life Journey of a Joyful Man of God
Author: Adrian L. van Kaam
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN: 1608994813
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life Journey of a Joyful Man of God Book Excerpt:

To have known Adrian van Kaam in person is to have loved him for reasons human and spiritual. His kindness to everyone is as legendary as his fidelity to the mystery in all the peaks and valleys of daily life. His humility is the fire that enkindles his original vision of formative spirituality. His gentle, joyful spirit radiates on every page of this retelling of his life story. In it he takes us to the heart of his thinking in the fields of psychology and spiritual formation. He welcomes us wholeheartedly into the intimate corners of his family, his friendships, and his pastoral and professional life. He brings us into a little known arena of world history, the infamous Dutch Hunger Winter of 1944--1945. We travel with him from that bleak period through the renewal of his life's work in the United States to its crowning phase in the Epiphany Association, co-founded with his colleague and editor of this unforgettable work of love, Dr. Susan Muto.

A Daily Sip of Joy and Peace

A Daily Sip of Joy and Peace
Author: Eleanor Hooks PhD
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1504366808
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Daily Sip of Joy and Peace Book Excerpt:

In A Daily Sip of Joy and Peace, Eleanor Hooks assures us that joy and peace are always present in our lives, in spite of daily challenges and failed attempts to make sense out of the pain and suffering. Each daily essay is a sip -- a small, soothing elixir much like a calming cup of tea. With the authors guidance, we explore our relationship with a powerful presence; learn the importance of kindness and compassion; appreciate and honor all livings things; and set aside all worries and fears. We explore what it means to work with integrity, and to value the creative energy we all have within us. We learn to notice how love shows up for us and through us, and to ultimately become aware that nothing is lacking in our lives. Eleanor Hooks shares lovingly her insights into the nature of joy and peace, and invites you to enjoy the daily sips.