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Author Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273.

Title The Sufi path of love : the spiritual teachings of Rumi / [translated by] William C. Chittick
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1983]


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Description ix, 433 pages ; 24 cm
Series SUNY series in Islamic spirituality
SUNY series in Islam.
Contents Introduction -- Part 1: Theory -- Seeing things as they are -- God and the world -- Man -- Part 2: Practice -- Doubters and deniers -- The prophets and saints -- The discipline of the way -- Attainment to God -- Naughting the self -- Love -- Separation and union -- Imagination and thought -- Poesy and imagery -- The garden of spring -- The heart-ravishing beloved -- Winedrinking and revelry -- The beloved's beloved
Summary This is the most accessible work in English on the greatest mystical poet of Islam, providing a survey of the basic Sufi and Islamic doctrines concerning God and the world, the role of man in the cosmos, the need for religion, man's ultimate becoming, the states and stations of the mystical ascent to God, and the means whereby literature employs symbols to express "unseen" realities. William Chittick translates into English for the first time certain aspects of Rumi's work. He selects and rearranges Rumi's poetry and prose in order to leave aside unnecessary complications characteristic of other English translations and to present Rumi's ideas in an orderly fashion, yet in his own words. Thorough, nontechnical introductions to each chapter, and selections that gradually present a greater variety of terms and images, make this work easily accessible to those interested in the spirituality of any tradition
Analysis Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273
Sufism - Early works to 1800
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 375-377
Subject Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273.
Sufism -- Early works to 1800.
Author Chittick, William C.
LC no. 82019511
ISBN 0873957237
0873957245 (paperback)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 1983
Spiritual teachings of Rumi