When the words of Rumi enter your heart, something softens, breaks, and is subtly reborn. That he wrote the words seven hundred years ago in a medieval Persian world that bears little resemblance to ours makes their uncanny resonance to us today just that much more remarkable. Here is a treasury of daily wisdom from this most beloved of all the Sufi masters—both his prose and his ecstatic poetry—that you can use to start every day for a year, or that you can dip into for inspiration any time you need to break through the granite of your heart.
The Poetry of Rumi read by Kabir & Camille with great Sufi musicians from California, Iran, and Turkey. CD $15 Call 831-685-3995 or order online
Fourteen of the most beloved short surahs and passages from the Qur'an, recited in Arabic, repeated for learning; accompanying pdf file for memorization (Arabic text, with English translations from The Light of Dawn).
Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207–1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the master’s many volumes of work, focus on one of his greatest themes: how love grows and matures for those on the spiritual path.